On July 6, 1930, Mary Tulis, age 34, died in Chicago from complications of an abortion performed that day. Dr. O.W. Sommer of Francis Willard Hospital had been brought to the scene by somebody when it became apparent that Mary had peritonitis.
In spite of Dr. Sommer's efforts, Mary died at the scene of the crime.
Marie La Montagne,
who lived at the scene, was implicated in the abortion, though neither
Montagne nor Sommer is mentioned in the coroner's verdict.