Secured The Acid

A Sad Crime.

Duluth, July 1.—Sunday night a young girl named Lizzie Johnson, employed as a domestic at John Lindbeck's, gave birth to a child. The girl had been complaining of pains, but contended it was only slight colic. After the family retired, Mrs. Lindbeck heard the girl go out, and followed her to the porch, whereupon she discovered she had given birth to a child, the dead body of which was found at the foot of the stairway with its skull fractured. The verdict of the coroner's jury was that death was caused by violence at the hands of the mother. The girl made several attempts at suicide but failed.

Bismarck Daily Tribune, 7/4/1884


Posted 05/30/2014