Case of the Day

Case Description

Chow, B.C. - Age 30 - Chinaman - Fatally injured in Cottage Grove Ave., about 100 ft. south of 69th St., when struck "by some unknown vehicle" (verdict) The arrest of the guilty party was recommended by the Coroner. 5th Dist.

Case Number



Date of offense January 29, 1926
Date of death January 29, 1926
Time between offense and death Within 1 day
Address Cottage Grove Ave.
Type of location Street, or other non-commercial public place/alley
Type of public place Street, sidewalk or alley
Location description in street in Cottage Grove Ave., 100 ft. South of
Type of death Accident
Type of accident Automobile accident
Murder/suicide? Yes
Circumstances description Car accident
Total number of victims 1
Related to Prohibition? Yes


Name Chow, B.C.
Age 30 years
Gender Male
Race Asian
Ethnicity Chinese


Defendant/victim relationship Stranger


Precinct 5
Allegations of police corruption No


Outcome of coroner's judgement Recommended investigation/arrest
Charges against defendant No charges recorded
Jury verdict Yes
Type of legal decision recorded Coroner's verdict only
Allegations of police corruption No