Case Number: 5223

Swanson, Lydia - Age 23 - Died from a criminal abortion at Post Graduate Hosp. said abortion performed by Dr. Rosa Gollnick, who, on Jan. 27th, was held by the Coroner. 3 Pct. 6/18/20 Acquitted - Barrett.


Date of Offense January 26, 1920
Date of Death January 26, 1920
Time Between Offense and Death Immediate - death occurred at the crime scene
Address Post Graduate hospital
Type of Location Medical facility (Hospital, doctor's office, clinic) Midwife, Abortion place
Location Description post graduate hospital
Type of Death Accident
Description Illegal abortion
Total Number of Victims 1
Location post graduate hospital
Type of Accident Death from abortion


Name Swanson, Lydia
Age 23 years
Gender Female
Race White
Ethnicity Other, european
Name of Hospital Where Victim Was Taken Post Graduate hospit


Name Gollnick, Dr. Rosa
Gender Female
Ethnicity Other, european
Race White
Employed Yes
Employment Type Employed, professional (incl. police and military)
Killed While Protecting Person Protecting person outside family
Occupation/ Skill Doctor


Precinct 1
Allegations of Police Corruption No
Arrest Made at Crime Scene Yes
Date Defendant Arrested 2-Feb-20
Defendant Identified at Scene No
Time Between Crime and Arrest Less than 1 day
Total Number of Defendants Arrested 1


Date of Coroner's Decision January 27, 1920
Outcome of Coroner's Judgment Defendant held to Grand Jury
Trial Judge Barrett
Type of Legal Decision Recorded Coroner, trial
Jury Verdict Yes
Allegations of Police Corruption No
Date of Sentence June 18, 1920
Outcome of Trial Acquitted