Case Number: 7107

Schranz, Lauretta - Age 16 - Died at the Chicago Hospital from a criminal abortion performed 10/2/23. On 10/20/23 Lena Rumenstein and Ethel Davis were held by the Coroner. 5 Dist. Nov. 1923 No Bill on Davis. 3/21/24 Rumenstein Nolle Prossed a/c dead - Wells.


Date of Offense October 16, 1923
Date of Death October 16, 1923
Time Between Offense and Death Longer than 1 week
Type of Location Medical facility (Hospital, doctor's office, clinic) Midwife, Abortion place
Location Description at Chicago Hospital
Type of Death Accident
Description Illegal abortion
Total Number of Victims 1
Location at Chicago Hospital
Number of Defendants 2
Type of Accident Death from abortion


Name Schranz, Lauretta
Age 16 years
Gender Female
Race White
Ethnicity German
Name of Hospital Where Victim Was Taken Chicago Hospital


Name Davis, Ethel
Gender Female
Ethnicity English-Anglo
Race White


Precinct 5
Allegations of Police Corruption No
Total Number of Defendants Arrested 2


Date of Coroner's Decision October 20, 1923
Outcome of Coroner's Judgment Defendant held to Grand Jury
Type of Legal Decision Recorded Coroner, grandy jury, trials
Allegations of Police Corruption No
Date of Grand Jury Decision November 15, 1923
Outcome of Grand Jury Decision Indictment for felony murder