Case Number: 3959

Jorgeson, Elizabeth M. 25 yrs. died from abortion performed by Mrs. Katie Sauer who was arrested and held by Coroner 4/11/12. 40 Pct. 11/20/12 - Nolle Pros. - Kersten.


Date of Offense April 2, 1912
Date of Death April 2, 1912
Type of Death Accident
Description Illegal abortion
Total Number of Victims 1
Number of Defendants 1
Type of Accident Death from abortion


Name Jorgeson, Elizabeth
Age 25 years
Gender Female
Race White
Ethnicity Other, european


Name Sauer, Katie
Gender Female
Ethnicity Other, european
Race White


Precinct 40
Allegations of Police Corruption No
Date Defendant Arrested 11-Apr-12
Time Between Crime and Arrest Weeks
Total Number of Defendants Arrested 1


Date of Coroner's Decision April 11, 1912
Outcome of Coroner's Judgment Defendant held to Grand Jury
Charges Against Defendant No
Trial Judge Kersten
Type of Legal Decision Recorded Coroner's verdict and grand jury
Allegations of Police Corruption No
Date of Grand Jury Decision November 20, 1912
Outcome of Grand Jury Decision Indictment for felony murder