Case Number: 3944

Imhoff, Helen, 37 yrs., died Feb. 3 - 1564 No. Halsted St. from Abortion performed by Dr. W.A. Beringer and Margaret Meyer, midwife, who were held by Coroner 2/9/12 - 39 Pct. No bill for both by March, 1912, Grand Jury.


Date of Offense February 3, 1920
Date of Death February 3, 1912
Time Between Offense and Death Immediate - death occurred at the crime scene
Address 1564 N Halsted
Location Description address
Type of Death Accident
Description Illegal abortion
Total Number of Victims 1
Location address
Number of Defendants 1
Type of Accident Death from abortion


Name Imhoff, Helen
Age 37 years
Gender Female
Race White
Ethnicity Italian


Name Beringer, WA
Ethnicity English-Anglo
Race White
Employed Yes
Employment Type Employed, professional (incl. police and military)
Occupation/ Skill Doctor


Precinct 39
Allegations of Police Corruption No
Time Between Crime and Arrest Days
Total Number of Defendants Arrested 2


Date of Coroner's Decision February 9, 1912
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 March 1, 1912
Outcome of Grand Jury Decision Indictment for felony murder