Case Number: 8962

Sayers, Mary � Age 26 � Died from a criminal abortion performed by Edna Marie Dietrich, who, on 5/2/25, was held by the Coroner. 20 Dist.


Date of Offense May 1, 1925
Date of Death May 1, 1925
Time Between Offense and Death Immediate - death occurred at the crime scene
Type of Location Residence
Location Description abortion facility
Type of Death Accident
Description Illegal abortion
Total Number of Victims 1
Location abortion facility
Number of Defendants 1
Type of Accident Death from abortion
Type of Residence Residence (Don't know whose)


Name Sayres, Mary
Age 26 years
Gender Female
Race White
Ethnicity Other, european


Name Dietrich, Edna Marie
Gender Female
Ethnicity German
Race White
Employed Yes
Employment Type Employed, skilled (butcher, electrician, cab drivers, street car, etc.)
Occupation/ Skill Nurse, Midwife


Allegations of Police Corruption No
Time Between Crime and Arrest Less than 1 day
Total Number of Defendants Arrested 1


Date of Coroner's Decision May 2, 1925
Charges Against Defendant No
Type of Legal Decision Recorded Coroner's verdict only
Allegations of Police Corruption No