Wednesday, November 3, 2010

1912 - Acid in Holy Water Fatal

"Woman Found in Confessional Box at Meriden (Conn.) With Fatal Draught Near."

"Meriden, Conn., July 22. - The body of Miss Cora Dessureau, 30 years old, daughter of Joseph A. Dessureau, was found by the caretaker in a confessional box at St. Joseph's church. There was a glass near her containing what is supposed to have been a mixture of carbolic acid and holy water, and her lips were badly burned. The medical examiner said death was self inflicted, but the family could give no reason for the suicide except that the young woman had appeared melancholy lately."

Date: July 22, 1912
Location: Illinois
Paper: Belleville News Democrat