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She worked briefly as a midwife. Nine months prior to her appearance, she tended to a birth, where a baby boy was delivered, but the mother, Mrs. Connor, died due to complications. The father of the child, Mr. Connor, was away and since Joanne was the only person to be present at the birth, she took the child for herself and reported that it was never delivered. The reason might have been due to that Joanne couldn't have children on her own discovered by autopsy conducted by Miss James (ep.914) The baby was named Roland.
After her husband's death and her own fatal fall, Roland is adopted by Detective Murdoch and Dr. Ogden. After the discovery that the baby's natural father is still alive, Roland is returned to Mr. Connor.