The Shelby, Ohio, Police Department is investigating unidentified remains found in a ditch in Eaton, OH, in 1968.
On May 25, 1968, some children playing behind their home in Eaton, Ohio came across a skull in a water-filled ditch. A few hours later, they came across partial remains from the same individual. The coroner's examination of these remains determined she was a white woman, aged 30–50 who was estimated to be between 5ft. 2in. — 5ft. 6in. and between 130–140 lbs. No clothing or jewelry were found with her remains and she had no identifying marks.
It is believed that her remains had been washed out of where they had been, possibly a clandestine grave where she'd been for several years, by flooding in the area the week before. Despite best efforts of authorities, her identity was not able to be determined at the time, or since.
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JusticeDrive is raising funds to help the Manitowoc County Wisconsin Coroner's Office with their investigation of the 1970 deaths of two newborn infants.
In March, 1970, a newborn baby girl was found in a bag in the parking lot of the Two Rivers city hall just before 6:00 A.M. The infant, which was full term, was taken to the hospital were it was pronounced dead. An autopsy done at that time indicated that the baby died of a combination of asphyxiation and exposure.
In December, 1970, the frozen body of a newborn baby girl was found at the division headquarters of Goodwill Industries in Neenah when employees unloaded a trailer. The trailer contained items that had been picked up during the previous day's collections from outside collection boxes in the Manitowoc and Two Rivers area. An autopsy revealed that the infant died of exposure.
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On the morning of April 1, 1982, the body of a newborn Caucasian male was discovered by schoolchildren on the Mill Hill Road in theTown of Northfield, Vermont. The infant's body was found wrapped in a brown bath towel inside a sealed plastic garbage bag near the edge of the roadway.
Autopsy determined the baby boy was born alive, healthy, and biologically normal. The umbilical cord was found attached to the infant and not tied, suggesting a home birth. Investigation revealed that suffocation and/or exposure to the elements likely killed the infant within hours of his birth.
At this time, the parents of "Baby Boy Doe" are unknown and the baby has never been claimed.
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The Goodhue County Sheriff's Office is investigating the circumstances into the deaths of three newborn infants found in their jurisdiction between 1999 and 2007.
On November 4th, 1999, a newborn female infant was found wrapped in a white towel floating in the water of a small boat harbor in the city of Red Wing, MN. The infant had been in the water for a period of time and was decomposed.
On December 7th, 2003, a newborn male infant was found on the shore of Lake Pepin, which is part of the Mississippi River in the area of Frontenac, Minnesota. Frontenac is located just south of Red Wing, MN, which is located in Goodhue County. The evening of December 6th, the beach had been walked and the infant was not present. The afternoon of December 7th, the body of the infant was found on the beach. It is unknown where the baby had been placed in the water or for how long.
Through other DNA testing that was done during the mid-2000's, it is believed that the 1999 and 2003 infants are related through maternal family.
On March 26th, 2007, a newborn female infant was found in the water caught up in tree brush in a boat slip located north of the city of Red Wing, MN, which is located in Goodhue County. The infant was badly decomposed. It is unknown where the infant was placed in the water or if the infant was born alive.
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