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    IL - Baby found dead in duffel bag on suburban road, Wheaton, 15 August 2016

    I was looking for updates on the toddler found in the duffel bag from CA when this story popped up during my search. It's unfortunate when the 'best case scenario' is that this little one somehow ended up being placed in a duffel bag after a natural death during some kind of extremely misguided and unsuccessful attempt at a burial.

    An autopsy was scheduled today after the body of a baby was found in Unincorporated Wheaton.

    A resident spotted a suspicious duffel bag around 8 a.m. Monday on a private road with six houses (...)

    Later in the day, two landscapers discovered the dead newborn with dark hair inside the bag.

    (...)

    The DuPage County Sheriff's Office is asking the public for help to identify the baby and the parents. The gender and exact age of the baby is unknown at this time.
    http://wgntv.com/2016/08/16/autopsy-...-near-wheaton/

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    The DuPage County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in tracking down the mother of a baby whose body was found on Plamondon Road near Wheaton on Monday.

    The sheriff’s office issued the following statement Tuesday afternoon:
    The Sheriff’s Office is concerned for the health and well-being of the mother. This mother may possibly be in need of medical care and other support. We realize there are unforeseen circumstances that can lead to these types of incidents and at this time care for the mother is paramount.

    The sheriff's office did not provide any more details on why, in particular, they were concerned about the safety of the baby's mother.

    Meanwhile, preliminary results of an autopsy performed Tuesday for the child "are pending further investigation," (...)
    http://patch.com/illinois/wheaton/in...d-near-wheaton

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    What's up with dead babies in duffel bags lately??


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    DuPage County authorities are continuing to press the public for assistance in locating the mother of a newborn baby girl found dead Monday along a private drive near Wheaton.

    Authorities are reaching out to anyone who may be aware of a woman who had been pregnant and disappeared or who may have indicated her newborn baby had died.

    The DuPage County sheriff's department is calling the girl "Baby Hope," because of its high hopes of identifying her.

    (...) The full-term baby was wrapped in a backpack, police said. Authorities also recovered a brown bathroom rug and a brown toilet seat cover near the girl, who police said was of Caucasian, Hispanic or Asian descent.

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburb...819-story.html

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    UPDATE ~ Baby Hope Needs Your Help!

    Yesterday the Sheriff’s Office provided an important update related to our ongoing death investigation of a new born baby girl who was found along a private drive in unincorporated Wheaton on Monday August 15th.

    Today we have the highest hope we will learn who this baby is and who she belongs to, which is why we’ve decided to name our newborn . . . .Baby Hope

    Hope had no choice in what happened to her and the DuPage County Sheriff’s Office continues to use every resource at our disposal to determine what occurred.

    If you were traveling along Plamondon Road in Unincorporated Wheaton on Sunday Night August 14th, between 9pm and 11pm, we would like to hear from you.

    We also would like to speak with anyone who may know of an expecting mother who appears to have lost their child or may have simply disappeared herself.

    We would also like to take this opportunity to remind the public of the Newborn Infant Protection Act, also known as Safe Haven. This law allows newborn babies to be turned over to personnel at a police station, fire station, or hospital without repercussions. The DuPage County Sheriff’s Office is a safe haven location.

    Sheriff Zaruba is asking our citizens, religious and community leaders, and support groups to help us help Baby Hope by continuing to share and talk about this case.

    Please encourage anyone with information to contact the DuPage County Sheriff’s Office at (630) 407-2400 or text us anonymously at 274637 with the word SHERIFF and your message.

    https://www.facebook.com/dupagesheri...type=3&theater

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    quoted from above:
    ... the girl, who police said was of Caucasian, Hispanic or Asian descent.
    Isn't this usually apparent from the bone structure? Or are the facial bones not developed enough in newborn babies?

    How long had she been lying there I wonder. A more definite timeline might help people thinking back to when they might have seen a pregnant woman who subsequently remained childless.

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    A $5,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the identity or location of the mother of a newborn baby whose body was discovered last month near Wheaton, the DuPage County sheriff's office said Thursday.

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    An autopsy was conducted last month, but a determination about the cause of death is pending, the DuPage County coroner's office said Thursday.

    The sheriff's office is calling the girl "Baby Hope" because of its high hopes of identifying her. The $5,000 reward is being offered by the sheriff's office and the Illinois Crime Commission.

    The sheriff's office also released new images of the Everest backpack in which the baby was found.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburb...908-story.html
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    Funeral services set for Baby Hope. Set for a week from tomorrow, Sept 22nd.

    http://www.dailyherald.com/article/2...ews/160919551/
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    The DuPage County officials working to solve the case of a dead newborn paused Thursday to commemorate her short life at a graveside ceremony in Wheaton.

    A contingent of about 40 people, mostly members of law enforcement headed by Sheriff John Zaruba, offered prayers at St. Michael Cemetery for the as-yet unidentified infant whose body was found in a backpack on a nearby wooded private drive last month.

    The officers stood at attention as the Rev. Daniel Hoehn of St. Michael Catholic Church in Wheaton offered prayers for the child, whom police dubbed "Baby Hope," and who, the priest said, "brought joy for so short a time."
    http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburb...922-story.html


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    New information in the Baby Hope investigation will be revealed Thursday morning during a news conference in Wheaton, authorities said Monday.

    The DuPage County sheriff's office says it will release new DNA-related information related to the possible identities of Baby Hope's parents at 10 a.m. at the DuPage County Courthouse, 501 N. County Farm Road.
    http://www.dailyherald.com/article/2...ews/161018902/

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    http://www.fox4news.com/news/212904612-story

    link has a composite of what the parents may look like. My computer/internet are not working with me to let me post their pictures here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ladylub View Post
    http://www.fox4news.com/news/212904612-story

    link has a composite of what the parents may look like. My computer/internet are not working with me to let me post their pictures here.
    I gotcha.




    Also from the above link (thanks Ladylub):

    "....The newborn was found dead inside a backpack in unincorporated Wheaton in mid-August. Nearby, investigators found a toilet seat cover and a bathroom rug.

    On Thursday, police displayed what are called snapshot composites, showing what the infant's parents may have looked like.

    “It is important to note that snapshot composites are scientific approximations of appearance based on DNA and are not likely to be exact replicas of appearance,” Christiansen said.

    Factors like smoking, drinking and eating habits can alter the appearance, as could the existence of facial hair or different hairstyles. DNA can't display age or body size, so averages were used for both. The composites were created at a Virginia-based lab through a process called DNA phenotyping.

    Investigators say the DNA shows that the parents are Latinos. Toxicology results show the mother was using a prescription drug called Lamotrigine, commonly prescribed for epilepsy, bipolar or sleep disorders."
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    Were any autopsy results released? They should tell if the baby was born alive and/or cause of death.
    Maybe they will be able to backtrack on the prescription drug and using the composites, find to whom it was prescribed?



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