Monday, September 19, 2011

“Osaka Bay Farmers,” A Japanese Family of Serial Killers Who Murdered Children – 1902


FULL TEXT: Victoria, B. C.. Dec. 29.—Correspondence of the Associated Press received from Yokohoma by the steamer Tartar includes details of a horrible baby farming conspiracy in Osaka. An elderly woman, her married daughter, husband and two other persons have been arrested, and it is learned that since they started operations this year 300 children were killed.

[“Three Hundred Babies Victims Members of a Japanese Family Arrested at Osaka on Charge of Child Slaughter.” (Special By Scripps-McRae.), Dec. 29, 1902, p. 1]

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