Case Number: 3432

DeGroote, Annie - Age 27 - Died at her home, 1664 Vine St., from a criminal abortion performed by Dr. Emma J. Warren, who, on 10/4 was held to Grand Jury by the Coroner together with Herman DeGroote, husband of deceased, as accessory. 39 Pct. Oct. 1917 No bills on both.


Date of Offense September 29, 1917
Date of Death September 29, 1917
Time Between Offense and Death Immediate - death occurred at the crime scene
Address 1664 Vine St
Type of Location Residence
Location Description Victim's home
Type of Death Accident
Description Illegal abortion
Total Number of Victims 1
Location Victim's home
Number of Defendants 2
Type of Accident Death from abortion
Type of Residence Residence of victim


Name DeGroote, Annie
Age 27 years
Gender Female
Race White
Ethnicity Other, european


Name Dr. Emma J. Warren
Gender Female
Ethnicity Other, european
Race White
Employed Yes
Employment Type Employed, professional (incl. police and military)
Occupation/ Skill Doctor


Precinct 39
Allegations of Police Corruption No
Date Defendant Arrested 4-Oct-17
Defendant Identified at Scene No
Time Between Crime and Arrest Days
Total Number of Defendants Arrested 2


Date of Coroner's Decision October 4, 1917
Outcome of Coroner's Judgment Defendant held to Grand Jury
Charges Against Defendant No
Type of Legal Decision Recorded Coroner's verdict and grand jury
Allegations of Police Corruption No
Date of Grand Jury Decision October 15, 1917
Outcome of Grand Jury Decision Indictment for felony murder