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|Detroit Free Press, September 17, 1907|
Unless there was another Jane Lilly who was at Eloise for 10+ years during the same duration of time, she drowned in an "accident" at the asylum lake. Here's her death certificate:
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I've posted about Albert Stemmelen in the past but had never seen his mug before finding this article in the Detroit Free Press from September 28, 1907. He's kind of the quintessential creep from an Edgar Allan Poe story or a B horror movie.
Since the story is put together so well below I'll only say that he murdered his infant daughter by throwing her off the Belle Isle bridge into the Detroit River where she drowned. He later expressed sorrow for his deed and briefly escaped from Eloise.