On June 7, 1924, 27-year-old Anna Strazynski died at her Chicago home from an illegal abortion performed that day. The perpetrator was never identified. Given the abundance of physicians and midwives practicing abortion in Chicago at the time, it is likely that she availed herself of one of these trained professionals. On June 7, 1929, 20-year-old Viola Koepping died at the office of Dr. Albert West of Chicago, from an abortion evidently performed there that day. West was held by the coroner on June 21 and was indicted by a grand jury for felony murder on April 21, 1930.