Coroner Issues Certificate in Case of Woman Who Took Poison.
Coroner Nevitt today issued a certificate of death by suicide In the case of Mrs. Matilda M. Rorick, thirty-eight years of age. who died last night at the home of her sister, in the southeast section. Investigation by the coroner today disclosed that Mrs. Rorick swallowed a dose of chloral and opium May 8 last. She was made ill and remained unconscious for thirty-six hours. When she revived, the coroner says, she declared she had taken the drug because she was despondent. Shortly after Mrs. Rorick regained consciousness from the effects of the drug she again became ill. Pneumonia developed and she died last night.
Source: Washington Evening Star, May 22, 1911.