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Case File: 926UFCO

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Unidentified Female

  • Date of Discovery: August 20, 1996
  • Location of Discovery: Pueblo, Pueblo County, Colorado
  • Estimated Date of Death: Unknown
  • State of Remains: Unknown
  • Cause of Death: Unknown
  • Physical Description
    ** Listed information is approximate

  • Estimated Age: Newborn
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Female
  • Height: Unknown
  • Weight: 5 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Black
  • Eye Color: Gray
  • Distinguishing Marks/Features: Unknown
  • Dentals: Not available.
  • Fingerprints: Not available.
  • DNA: Available.
  • Clothing & Personal Items
  • Clothing: Unknown
  • Jewelry: Unknown
  • Additional Personal Items: Unknown
  • Case History

    The body of a newborn was found floating in the Arkansas River below the Pueblo Reservoir on August 20, 1996. Authorities have nicknamed her "Baby Hope."

    Four days later, on August 24, 1996, another female infant located in Larimer County under similar circumstances. While early DNA analysis did not link the two girls, Pueblo and Larimer County Sheriff's Offices are working together and plan to resubmit evidence for DNA analysis in hopes that advances in the field can aid in identifying the two infants.

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

  • Agency Name: Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office
  • Agency Contact Person: N/A
  • Agency Phone Number: 719-583-6400

  • Agency Case Number: LE: 96S08041
  • NCIC Case Number: N/A
  • NamUs Case Number: Not listed
  • Former Hot Case Number: 453
  • Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Information Source(s)
  • Larimer County Crime Stoppers
  • Colorado Bureau of Investigations
  • Pueblo County Sheriff's Office
  • Larimer County Sheriff's Office

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    Last Updated: 3/4/15 - By: DD / Unidentified Persons Coordinator

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