Thursday, September 24, 2015

Julia Calahan, Serial Baby-Killer – Massachusetts, 1871


FULL TEXT: Boston, August 11. - Three infants, said to have been farmed out to an old woman, Julia Calahan, in East Cambridge, died recently. The woman is under arrest on suspicion of killing them with opium. A Coroner’s jury is investigating the case.

[“A Female Fiend Poisons Three Infants.” The Memphis Daily Appeal (Tn.), Aug. 12, 1871, p. 1]

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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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http://unknownmisandry.blogspot.com/2012/02/female-serial-killers-of-19th-century.html


For more cases of this category, see: Female Serial Killers of 19th Century America (as of January 20, 2014, the collection contains 61 cases)

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