Case Number: 4854

Roeder, Lottie, 19 yrs. Died Jan. 5 at St. Elizabeth's Hospital from an abortion performed by Mrs. Theodore Larson who was arrested and held by Coroner 1/12/12 - 37 Pct. Jan. 1912 No bill G.J.


Date of Offense January 5, 1912
Date of Death January 12, 1912
Address unknown
Type of Location Medical facility (Hospital, doctor's office, clinic) Midwife, Abortion place
Location Description St. Elizabeth's Hospital
Type of Death Accident
Description Illegal abortion
Total Number of Victims 1
Location St. Elizabeth's Hospital
Number of Defendants 1
Type of Accident Death from abortion


Name Roeder, Lottie
Age 19 years
Gender Female
Race White
Ethnicity Other, european


Name Larson, Theodore Mrs.
Gender Female
Ethnicity Other, european
Race White
Employed Yes
Employment Type Employed, professional (incl. police and military)
Occupation/ Skill Nurse, Midwife


Precinct 37
Allegations of Police Corruption No
Date Defendant Arrested 12-Jan-12
Defendant Identified at Scene No
Time Between Crime and Arrest Days
Total Number of Defendants Arrested 1


Date of Coroner's Decision January 12, 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 January 12, 1912
Outcome of Grand Jury Decision Indictment for felony murder