Saturday, June 22, 2024

June 22, 1928: Doctor Implicated in Woman's Death

An inquest into the death of 21-year-old Rose Hanover of West Washington, Boulevard, Chicago, led to a recommendation to arrest Dr. Lester L. Ofner, of West Madison Street, on a charge of murder by abortion. The coroner's jury concluded that Ofner perpetrated the abortion on June 11, 1928. Rose died of peritonitis at University Hospital on June 22.

Rose's "sweetheart," Edwin Block, had identified Ofner as the abortionist. Block was held by police but released.


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