Lillian "Lila" Morris, age 19, of Elkins, New Mexico, died on January 19, 1930 in the Ruidoso summer home of Roswell, New Mexico dentist Milton A. Grissom.

Grissom, age 71, had been convicted of second degree murder the previous year for the abortion death of Mary Parsell. He was awaiting appeal of is 39 to 47-year sentence. He was charged with second-degree murder in Lila's death, along with Dr. J. J. Walker, also of Roswell. Walker was arrested upon his return from an extended trip to Mississippi.

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