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Case File: 1948UMNC

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Unidentified Male

  • Date of Discovery: February 25, 1994
  • Location of Discovery: Pinetops, Edgecombe County, North Carolina
  • Estimated Date of Death: 1 day prior
  • State of Remains: Recognizable face
  • Cause of Death: Unknown
  • Physical Description
    ** Listed information is approximate

  • Estimated Age: Newborn, 1 to 2 days old.
  • Race: Possibly Hispanic or mixed-race.
  • Gender: Unknown
  • Height: 21" long
  • Weight: 6.5 lbs. and well-nourished.
  • Hair Color: Black, thick.
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Distinguishing Marks/Features: None
  • Dentals: Not available.
  • Fingerprints: Not available.
  • DNA: Not available.
  • Clothing & Personal Items
  • Clothing: None
  • Jewelry: Unknown
  • Additional Personal Items: Unknown
  • Case History

    The body of a full-term newborn, wrapped in floral print curtains and inside a plastic Food Lion grocery bag, was located in a landfill on Sparta Road. The surrounding trash probably originated from the following areas: Crisp, Pitts Crossroads, Edgecombe Tech, Trianangle, Heritage Hospital or Town of Tarrboro. Sanitation workers believe it to be from an open trash container located at Edgecombe Technical Community College.

    There were several witnesses who indicated that a young woman driving a blue car was seen in the immediate vicinity of the container looking in and around it the previous day. They considered this odd given it was raining.

    Investigating Agency(s)
    If you have any information about this case please contact;

  • Agency Name: North Carolina Office of the Chief Medical Examiner
  • Agency Contact Person: Clyde Gibbs
  • Agency Phone Number: 800-672-7042
  • E-Mail

  • Agency Case Number: 94-3663
  • NCIC Case Number: N/A
  • NamUs Case Number: UP #2789
  • Former Hot Case Number: 1573
  • Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Information Source(s)
  • NamUs
  • NC Office of the Chief Medical Examiner

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