Deceased/Not Found FL - Newborn, Lake Placid, Nov 2007, thrown in Landfill *S. Zanchez guilty*

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  1. hoppyfrog

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    http://www.sun-herald.com/Newsstory.cfm?pubdate=120107&story=tp2ch11.htm&folder=NewsArchive2

    1 Dec 07

    Deputies are continuing to search for the body of a infant reportedly thrown away by his mother earlier this week.

    Cadaver search units from across the state have converged on Highlands County to assist the Highlands County Sheriff's Office in its search for the baby's body.

    Born around 1 a.m. Nov. 23 at a home in the Sun 'n Lakes subdivision in Lake Placid, the baby was reportedly placed in a plastic bag and left out with the trash by the mother.

    According to Highlands County Sheriff Susan Benton, it is unknown if the child was alive at the time it was placed in the garbage.

    Search crews began digging through a 100-foot-long, 60-foot-wide and 4-foot-thick section of the Highlands County landfill on Tuesday for signs of the child.

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    http://www.sun-herald.com/breakingnews.cfm?id=4075

    3 Dec o7

    The Highlands County Sheriff's office believes it has located the bedding used to wrap a Lake Placid infant before it was thrown out with the trash by its mother.

    According to Highlands County Sheriff Susan Benton, the bedding was located by a landfill employee who was helping move a pile of garbage for deputies.

    Special cadaver dogs examined the piece of bedding and had a "hit" on the area, possibly indicating human remains somewhere nearby.

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    What a task - having to sift thru garbage to find a dead baby that "mom" threw away. SAD SAD SAD!!
     
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    Poor searchers having to go thru all of that trash... poor lil mite. What is the world coming to?
     
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    http://www.sun-herald.com/breakingnews.cfm?id=4400

    10 Jan 08

    A mother suspected of throwing away her newborn baby with the trash Nov. 23 was indicted by a Highlands County grand jury Wednesday.

    Silvia Zanchez, 24, of Lake Placid, was served with a warrant on a first-degree murder count at the Highlands County Jail, where she was being held on counts of identity theft and improper possession of an identification card.

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    The search ended after officials with the District 10 Medical ExaminerÂ’s office in Winter Haven ruled too much time had passed for a viable autopsy of the infant to be performed. [Infant was not found.]

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    From 2012:

    http://www.2dca.org/opinions/Opinion_Pages/Opinion_Page_2012/April/April 11, 2012/2D11-2853.pdf

     

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