The State vs. the Dead Body of infant

I first noticed the offensive smell from the well, last night

Date: 
July 16, 1868

Deceased

Notes: 
infant
Cause of Death: 
Infanticide
Cause of Death Method: 
unknown
Inquest Finding: 

the jury ... were lead to believe that Lula Collins (alias Deas) was the mother of the dead child, and that Louisa Deas in trying to conceal the body of said child in the well leads the jury to suspect that she had knowledge of the manner by which it came there. How the child come to its death, the jury are unable to determine.

Parent(s): 
Lula Collins (alias Deas)

Coroner

Coroner: 
Coroner Title: 
magistrate acting as coroner

Location

Inquest Location: 
in the town of Camden
City: 
Camden, S.C.
County: 

Source

South Carolina Department of Archives & History
Columbia, SC
Images: 

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