Monday, September 19, 2011

An “Odessa Baby Farmer,” Ukranian Serial Killer of Babies - 1887


FULL TEXT: A horrible discovery was made here the other day in one of the suburbs. A middle-aged woman, owning her home and a plot of ground, has for the last few years taken charge of a number of illegitimate infants, writes the Odessa correspondent of the London Daily News. From time to time many of these young children disappeared, the woman’s neighbors being led to understand that they were removed by their parents. The disappearance of: a female child the other day aroused suspicion, and a police investigation was instituted. The police yesterday discovered the body of the missing child buried under the floor of a cow-stall. A further search of the premises led to the discovery of the remains of  ten infants disposed of in a similar manner. The baby farmer is now charged with the murder of all these unfortunate children.
                                                  
[“A Russian Baby Farm.” St. Paul Daily Globe (Mn.), Dec. 22, 1887, p. 4]

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For more cases of “Baby Farmers,” professional child care providers who murdered children see The Forgotten Serial Killers.

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