Baby Girl Doe

El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, USA
Death 28 Jul 1979
El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, USA
Burial Body lost or destroyed, Specifically: Disposed of by killer
Memorial ID 104738012 · View Source
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Crime victim. This infant girl, estimated to be of five or six months of gestation, was born alive during an abortion perpetrated by Dr. Raymond Showery at his El Paso abortion/maternity hospital. Five employees testified that after the baby had been born, Showery first tried to smother her with the placenta, then dropped her into a bucket of liquid, then finally placed her in a plastic bag and tied it shut. He set the bag aside, and the employees noted that it moved for a while with the baby's breathing. They did not know what became of the baby's body after the abortion was complete.

Even though the body was never recovered and there were no records of the abortion at Showery's practice, a jury of seven men and five women, one of whom was pregnant, deliberated only 1 1/2 hours before finding him guilty. He was sentenced to 15 years in prison.


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  • Created by: Christina Dunigan
  • Added: 6 Feb 2013
  • Find a Grave Memorial 104738012
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Baby Girl Doe (28 Jul 1979–28 Jul 1979), Find a Grave Memorial no. 104738012, ; Maintained by Christina Dunigan (contributor 67) Body lost or destroyed, who reports a Disposed of by killer.