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Case File: 974UMCA

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Baby Doe's autopsy photo; Age-enhancement by NCMEC

Unidentified Male

  • Date of Discovery: February 10, 2004
  • Location of Discovery: Stanton, Orange County, California
  • Estimated Date of Death: 10 days prior
  • State of Remains: Recognizable face
  • Cause of Death: Homicide by suffocation
  • Physical Description
    ** Listed information is approximate

  • Estimated Age: Newborn
  • Race: Unknown, possibly Black or Hispanic.
  • Gender: Male
  • Height: 21"
  • Weight: 8 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Black, short and curly.
  • Eye Color: Gray
  • Distinguishing Marks/Features: Unknown
  • Dentals: Not available.
  • Fingerprints: Not available.
  • DNA: Available.
  • Clothing & Personal Items
  • Clothing: None.
  • Jewelry: None.
  • Additional Personal Items: A bloody towel, plastic bag, and newspaper were found with the body.
  • Case History

    The body of an infant was located on a conveyer belt used to sort trash from recyclables at CRT Transfer recycling center in Stanton. The umbilical cord and placenta were still attached. He is known as Baby Doe.

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

  • Agency Name: Orange County Sheriff's Department
  • Agency Contact Person: Investigator Cynthia Edes
  • Agency Phone Number: 714-647-7046
  • Agency Name: Orange County Coroner's Department
  • Agency Contact Person: Scott Hayes
  • Agency Phone Number: 714-647-7411

  • Agency Case Number: 04-01214-LO
  • NCIC Case Number: N/A
  • NamUs Case Number: UP #11561
  • Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Information Source(s)
  • NamUs
  • Orange County Register News Archive - 10 May 2007

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