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Anna M "Annie" Clemmens
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Birth: 1854
Worcester County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Apr. 6, 1880
Wayne County
Michigan, USA

Crime Victim.

On April 7, 1880, a woman's bloody cloak, with clumps of hair clinging to it, was found hanging from a spike protruding from a bridge over the River Rough, just south of the Village of Delray, Michigan, near Detroit.

After two days of dragging the river, the body of a woman was found. She was dressed in black, bound and gagged. A stone had been tied to the clothesline which had been used to tie her hands behind her back.

She was identified as 26-year-old housekeeper Anna N. Clemens of Bay City, Michigan. Anna had last been seen alive in Detroit on April 2.

Anna had been engaged to marry Thomas Merritt.

An investigation revealed that an abortion had been perpetrated by Dr. W.G. Cox. When Annie had died, Cox had arranged for her body to be dumped.

Created by: Christina Dunigan
Record added: Jan 05, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 103138547

 Added: Apr. 6, 2013

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