|Nevada State Journal, May 20, 1937|
Marie's father identified Dr. W. R. Mitchell (pictured) as the perpetrator.
Mitchell was already a reputed abortionist, and police had already gotten many complaints about him prior to Marie's death. He was implicated in about half a dozen other abortion deaths, but I have been unable to get more details about those cases.
Mitchell was arrested and tried but the case ended with a hung jury. After the trial, Mitchell resumed his abortion business and was arrested again for his practice.
Marie's abortion was typical of illegal abortions in that it was performed by a physician.