Case Number: 8220

Horner, Ethel - Age 23 - Died at the Jackson Park Hospital from a criminal abortion performed by Dr. Albert Peacock, who was held by the Coroner on 10/16/26. 6 Dist. Nov. 1926 No Bill.


Date of Offense October 15, 1926
Date of Death October 15, 1926
Time Between Offense and Death Within 1 day
Type of Location Medical facility (Hospital, doctor's office, clinic) Midwife, Abortion place
Location Description Jackson Park Hospital
Type of Death Accident
Description Illegal abortion
Total Number of Victims 1
Location Jackson Park Hospital
Type of Accident Death from abortion


Name Horner, Ethel
Age 23 years
Gender Female
Race White
Ethnicity English-Anglo


Name Peacock, Albert Dr.
Gender Male
Ethnicity English-Anglo
Race White
Employed Yes
Employment Type Employed, professional (incl. police and military)
Occupation/ Skill Doctor


Precinct 6
Allegations of Police Corruption No
Date Defendant Arrested 16-Oct-26
Time Between Crime and Arrest Less than 1 day
Total Number of Defendants Arrested 1


Date of Coroner's Decision October 16, 1926
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 November 15, 1926
Outcome of Grand Jury Decision Indictment for felony murder