Case Number: 7677

Bowditch, Nathaniel - Age 80 - Fatally injured 3/30/27 as was Phillip Greco, when they were struck down by an Overland Sedan at 47th St. and Greenwood Ave. The machine, a stolen car, was driven by an unknown man whose arrest was recommended by the Coroner on 4/13/27. 4 Dist. 3/14/29 James Safiron, alias James Barnes, arrested and Indicted. 6/10/29 - to Pontiac Ref. - by ????????.


Date of Offense March 30, 1927
Date of Death April 6, 1927
Time Between Offense and Death Longer than 1 week
Address 47th St. and Greenwood
Type of Location Street, or other non-commercial public place/alley
Type of Public Place Street, sidewalk or alley
Location Description on street
Type of Death Accident
Description Car accident
Total Number of Victims 2
Location on street
Number of Defendants 1
Type of Accident Automobile accident


Name Bowditch, Nathaniel
Age 80 years
Gender Male
Race White
Ethnicity Other, european


Name James Safiran, alias James Bar
Gender Male
Ethnicity Other, european
Race White


Precinct 4
Allegations of Police Corruption No
Arrest Made at Crime Scene Escaped, arrested later
Date Defendant Arrested 14-Mar-28
Time Between Crime and Arrest Years
Total Number of Defendants Arrested 1


Date of Coroner's Decision April 13, 1927
Outcome of Coroner's Judgment Recommended investigation/arrest
Charges Against Defendant No
Type of Legal Decision Recorded Coroner, grandy jury, trials
Jury Verdict Yes
Allegations of Police Corruption No
Date of Grand Jury Decision March 14, 1929
Date of Sentence June 10, 1929
Length of Sentence Indeterminate sentence
Outcome of Grand Jury Decision Indictment, other homicide, homicide unspecified
Outcome of Trial Guilty, unspecified offense
Sentenced to Joliet, Stateville