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Case File 489UFPA

The cloth bag the baby was found in

Unidentified White Female Infant

Vital Statistics

  • Estimated age: Full-term newborn
  • Approximate Height and Weight: 6 lbs.
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Dark brown hair.
  • Other: The cloth bag she was found in is rectangular, with wooden handles and has the word "bags" printed in rows on either side.
  • Fingerprints: Not Available
  • Dentals: Not Available
  • DNA: Pending

Case History
The infant was found by two women walking along a rural road about a mile north of Route 61 near Stonington, Pennsylvania on July 18, 1983. She was in a brown cloth bag off to the side of the road. Inside the bag, wrapped in plastic, was the body of the infant.
An autopsy performed by the Philadelphia Medical Examiner's office revealed the child was a full-term female. It was determined that she had been breathing after delivery, and had been suffocated.
Despite investigations by both state and county police, the child's mother was never identified.
Baby Girl Doe's body was exhumed on July 13, 2009, in the hopes that current DNA technology will help to finally identify her.

If you have any information about this case please contact:
Pennsylvania State Police
Troop F - Stonington

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Source Information:
Pennsylvania Missing Persons

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