CT CT - Norwalk, Wht/HispFem, newborn, "Baby Jane Doe", in suitcase, Jan'74

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  1. rats

    rats Where is Justice for the Jane and John Does?

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    No NamUs or DoeNet pages for this poor baby girl, just a Norwalk PD Cold Case file.


    These are the pics in the PDF.

    CASE: 74-2754

    CASE TYPE: Homicide

    DATE: 01-24-1974

    LOCATION: Wilson Ave at Ely Ave

    VICTIM: "Baby Jane Doe"

    SUSPECT: White (Italian Descent) or Hispanic Female -- Early 20's, dark hair, medium complexion, well dressed, walked south on Ely Av carrying the suitcase at 4:00 pm.

    SUMMARY: At 4:30 pm, an 11 year old boy discovered the suitcase alongside the building at the corner of Wilson Ave and Ely Ave. He found the body of an infant inside . The infant was a determined to be a full term healthy newborn female and autopsy results ruled the death to be a Homicide. The infant was estimated to be dead for 2 to 3 days. Suitcase brand: ”Jesus A. Ossam” of Medellin, Colombia.

    CONTACT: Lt. Art Weisgerber (203) 854-3028; aweisgerber@norwalkct.org
    Anonymous Tip-Line (203)-854-3111

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  2. Springrain

    Springrain Buckskin Girl was Marcia King

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    It's always AWFUL hearing about these poor babies. I'll keep her in mind when looking on NamUs! Wonder if her mother is a missing person?
    RIP angel! :rose: :rose: :rose:
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  3. digitective

    digitective Well-Known Member

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    If the suitcase is from Colombia, the baby's parents are likely of Colombian descent. Since there were baby toys / pacifiers in the suitcase, it seems like the baby was wanted / prepared for at some point? Or maybe there was another baby in the household who used them.

    Article from 2016: Norwalk Police Seek Help In 1974 Cold Case Murder Of 'Baby Jane Doe'

    NORWALK, Conn. -- Forty-two years after a newborn baby was founded stuffed inside a suitcase on Wilson Avenue, the Norwalk Police Department is still working to solve the case.

    The case of "Baby Jane Doe," began on Jan. 24, 1974, at 4:10 p.m., when an 11-year-old boy walking home from school on Wilson Avenue at Ely Avenue, noticed a brick red suitcase with white trim near the Wennik’s building, police said.

    The boy brought the suitcase home and opened it with his brother and sister, police said. Inside, the three youngsters found baby toys and a brown paper bag with a dark plastic bag inside. When the children opened the bag, they found the body of a newborn baby girl, police said.

    Police said the baby was a newborn with the placenta and umbilical cord still attached. The umbilical cord had been cut but not tied off. Baby Jane Doe was a full term newborn, weighing 7 pounds, 7 ounces with black hair. She was alive before she was struck on the head, causing her death, police said. A follow-up autopsy estimated that Baby Jane Doe had been deceased for a day or two when her body was found, police said.

    The suitcase Baby Jane Doe was found in was a Jesus A. Ossam brand that is manufactured in Medellin, Colombia. The suitcase also contained a few toys, teething rings, and maps of Miami and Miami Beach, New Jersey, Connecticut and Rhode Island. The Miami maps have an area circled for Mendoza St./Ave, Hialeah Park, and Opa Locka area.

    An employee of Cook Laboratories reported to police that just around 4 p.m. on Jan. 24, 1974, he saw a well-dressed Hispanic or Italian-descent woman, age 20 to 22 with shoulder length black hair walk in front of the building carrying a red and white suitcase. About 20 minutes later, the same person saw the young boy carrying the same red and white suitcase.

    A bus driver also said that he observed the woman in the area around 3:30 p.m. on the same day. The driver said the woman got off the bus at the Norwalk Theater.

    Anybody with information is asked to contact Lt. Art Weisgerber at 203-854-3028 oraweisgerber@norwalkct.org . Anonymous Internet tips can be sent through the Norwalk police website at: www.norwalkpd.com or anonymous text tips can be submitted by typing “NPD” into the text field, followed by the message and sending it to CRIMES (274637) .​

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