Saturday, September 17, 2011

French Child Care Provider Buried 25 Babies She Starved in her Back Yard: Mme. Barthian - 1893


FULL TEXT: Metz, June 1. -- A French woman named Barthian has been arrested in the village of Rittencourt, Lorraine, for keeping a baby farm. The bodies of 25 babies, many of whom had died by violence, and some who have been starved to death, were found in her back yard.

[“Baby Farmer Arrested,” The Ohio Democrat (Logan, Oh.), Jun. 10, 1893, p. 2]

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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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