Case Number: 6304

Johnson, Alice S. - Age 23 - Died at the West End Hospital, Monroe St. and Hoyne Ave., from a criminal abortion performed by Dr. Lorenz Lapsky, who was held by the Coroenr on 11/26/23. 25 Dist. Dec. 1923 No bill.


Date of Offense November 26, 1923
Date of Death November 26, 1923
Time Between Offense and Death Immediate - death occurred at the crime scene
Address Monroe st. and Hoyne Ave.
Type of Location Medical facility (Hospital, doctor's office, clinic) Midwife, Abortion place
Location Description West End Hospital
Type of Death Accident
Description Illegal abortion
Total Number of Victims 1
Location West End Hospital
Type of Accident Death from abortion


Name Johnson, Alice S.
Age 23 years
Gender Female
Race White
Ethnicity Other, european
Name of Hospital Where Victim Was Taken West End Hospital


Name Lapsky, Dr. Lorenz
Gender Male
Ethnicity Other, european
Race White
Employed Yes
Employment Type Employed, professional (incl. police and military)
Occupation/ Skill Doctor


Precinct 22
Allegations of Police Corruption No
Arrest Made at Crime Scene Yes
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 November 26, 1923
Outcome of Coroner's Judgment Defendant held to Grand Jury
Type of Legal Decision Recorded Coroner's verdict and grand jury
Allegations of Police Corruption No
Date of Grand Jury Decision December 15, 1923
Outcome of Grand Jury Decision Indictment for felony murder