The Multipara Homicides Investigation Documents

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The Multipara HomicidesĀ Investigation Report

January 1, 1884

Subject: Nine deaths occurring between May 23 and June 20, 1883 as the result of surgery performed with harmful intent and malice aforethought by person or persons unknown, referred to hereinafter as the Surgeon Investigation.

Modus Operandi: While performing an operation, the Surgeon makes three deep cuts into the top most part of the uterus (“between the uterine horns”), which perforate the bowels. According to medical consultants, the appearance of these very distinctive incisions cannot be coincidental or accidental, and was designed to cause system wide infection and a painful death.

Status of the investigation: Unsolved.

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