FULL TEXT: Paris – A midwife living in the Vivienne quarter has been arrested on the charge of the systematic murder of new-born infants.
The attention of the police was attracted by the fact that no deaths of children were reported from the establishment and an investigation resulted in the discovery that the mid-wife, with the complicity of a servant had cut up and burned the bodies of the children in a big store in the dining room of the midwife’s residence.
The evidence obtained indicates that one hundred and twenty children were murdered by two women.
[“Five Score Babies Killed By Women – Paris Police Unearth Horrible Crimes of Midwife,” The Des Moines Daily News (Io.), Dec. 24, 1906, p. 1]