Case Number: 9521

Diancalana, Violet - Age 25 - Death due to a criminal abortion performed by a "housewife" Katherine Bajda, at the latter's home, 2038 W. Chicago Ave. On 2/18/29 Mrs. Bajda was held by the Coroner. 30 Dist. Mar. 1929 No Bill.


Date of Offense February 17, 1929
Date of Death February 17, 1929
Time Between Offense and Death Immediate - death occurred at the crime scene
Address 2038 W. Chicago ave.
Type of Location Residence
Location Description home
Type of Death Accident
Total Number of Victims 1
Location home
Type of Accident Death from abortion
Type of Residence Residence of defendant


Name Diancalana, Violet
Age 25 years
Gender Female
Race White
Ethnicity Italian


Name Bajda, Katherine
Gender Female
Ethnicity Other, eastern european
Race White
Employed Yes
Employment Type Outside labor force (incl. criminals)
Occupation/ Skill Housewife, Mother


Precinct 29
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 February 18, 1929
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 March 15, 1929
Outcome of Grand Jury Decision Indictment for felony murder