Case Number: 3989

Jonas, Mrs. Ema - Age 40 - Died from abortion at German American Hospital - operation performed by Mrs. Cecelia Styskal who on 3/27/15 was held by the Coroner. 39th Pct. 1/2/19 - Stricken off - Windes.


Date of Offense March 11, 1915
Date of Death March 11, 1915
Time Between Offense and Death Immediate - death occurred at the crime scene
Type of Location Medical facility (Hospital, doctor's office, clinic) Midwife, Abortion place
Location Description German American Hospital
Type of Death Accident
Description Illegal abortion
Total Number of Victims 1
Location German American Hospital
Number of Defendants 1
Type of Accident Death from abortion


Name Jonas, Ema
Age 40 years
Gender Female
Race White
Ethnicity English-Anglo
Name of Hospital Where Victim Was Taken German American


Name Styskal, Cecelia
Gender Male
Ethnicity Other, european
Race White


Precinct 39
Allegations of Police Corruption No
Total Number of Defendants Arrested 1


Date of Coroner's Decision March 27, 1915
Outcome of Coroner's Judgment Defendant held to Grand Jury
Trial Judge Windes
Type of Legal Decision Recorded Coroner, trial
Jury Verdict Yes
Allegations of Police Corruption No
Date of Sentence January 2, 1919
Number of Times Case Stricken Off 1
Outcome of Grand Jury Decision Indictment, other homicide, homicide unspecified
Outcome of Trial Stricken off