..an unrelated abandoned infant has been resting in peace for 16 years. In relative anonymity, however. “Baby Joan Doe” as she is known at Clinton Grove Cemetery in Clinton Township, never got a chance to play with dolls, attend school, ride a bike, celebrate holidays, attend prom or begin making college and career plans.

She was found April 29, 1999, in a plastic grocery that was hanging on a fence behind a garage in the 5000 block of Lyon Circle South in Warren, police said. She was a full-term, white infant with black hair, and weighed 5 pounds. Her umbilical cord was still attached.

The tiny girl died of asphyxiation and had been dead up to five days, according to the medical examiner.