Manitowoc County, WI

Helping to Identify Infant Homicides

Crime: Homicide
Date: 1 Mar 1970

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.

Funds donated to this JusticeDrive campaign will be utilized for DNA extraction, Snapshot DNA Analysis, including DNA processing, genetic genealogy, and kinship inference, third party genetic genealogy database upload fees and GoFundMe administration fees. Donations exceeding the campaign target will be used for other JusticeDrive campaigns.