The State vs. the Dead Body of female child, white child

in raking out the trash found the child here lying dead. It was under the trash. [or] It has been in the water so long that is would now be impossible to say whether it had breathed or not

Date: 
January 21, 1881

Deceased

Description: 
female child, white child
Sex: 
Female
Cause of Death: 
Infanticide
Cause of Death Method: 
drowning
Inquest Finding: 

upon their oaths do say that … the said unknown female child came to her death from violence at the hands of a party or parties to the Jury unknown

Coroner

Coroner: 
Coroner Title: 
coroner

Location

Inquest Location: 
at Greenville

Source

South Carolina Department of Archives & History
Columbia, SC
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