NY - Police investigate baby’s body pulled from water near Brooklyn Bridge, 05 Aug. 2018

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  1. EuTuCroquet?

    EuTuCroquet? “What's happening to my special purpose!?”

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    LE hasn't announced whether a crime was committed ... so I figure this would go here for now. Mods: Does this need an "unidentified" tag?

    Police investigate baby’s body pulled from the water near Brooklyn Bridge | The Star

    Authorities are investigating the death of a baby boy who was found floating in the water near the Brooklyn Bridge in Manhattan.

    A family visiting from Oklahoma spotted the approximately 8-month-old boy in the shallow water near the shoreline at about 4 p.m. Sunday and alerted police. One of the family members went into the water and pulled the diaper-clad baby to shore.Chiropractor Monte Campbell said his wife, Diana Campbell, first noticed the baby.
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    No parent or guardian was present at the scene and the child showed no signs of trauma, police said.
     
  2. Jennifer17

    Jennifer17 Former Member

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    How could that not be a crime? How many 8 month old babies can get themselves to the river and jump in?
     
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    EuTuCroquet? “What's happening to my special purpose!?”

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    Body of Baby Boy Washes Up Under Brooklyn Bridge, Police Say

    A family visiting New York City from Oklahoma made a shocking discovery on Sunday — the body of an infant floating in the East River in the shadow of the Brooklyn Bridge.

    Investigators were trying to identify the boy, who was about 8 months old, to find his parents and to determine how he came to be in the water in Lower Manhattan, the police said.

    Monte Campbell, 46, of Stillwater, Oklahoma, said he retrieved the infant from the edge of the water after his wife, Diana, spotted the baby floating face up near a pile of debris, wearing only a diaper.
     
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    EuTuCroquet? “What's happening to my special purpose!?”

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    Right?! It most likely is a crime. I'm thinking the same thing ... but they haven't determined cause of death, how the baby ended up in the water, etc. (Yet.) They're still trying to ID the baby, too.

    So sad.
     
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    EuTuCroquet? “What's happening to my special purpose!?”

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    Tourists Find Baby Floating Under the Brooklyn Bridge | Heavy.com

    The baby’s identity was not known as of the publishing of this post and will be updated. Authorities are looking for help in determining who the baby is and how he came to be in the river.

    If anyone has information on the baby please call the 1st Precinct Detectives or 1-800-577-TIPS.

     
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    Heartbreaking.:(
     
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    So many people out there who would give all they have for having a baby...
    And then this, thrown away like garbage :(
     
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    MsFacetious What a Kerfuffle...

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    In one article it said they were searching the water for any other bodies. One way it could potentially not be a crime is if it was an accidental drowning of a parent/child or entire family.
     
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    EuTuCroquet? “What's happening to my special purpose!?”

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    Editorial by Brooklyn Daily Eagle:

    OPINION: Oklahoma family a bright light in a horrific tragedy | Brooklyn Daily Eagle

    Opinion: Oklahoma family a bright light in a horrific tragedy

    The thought of an infant wearing only a diaper and floating face up in the East River under the Brooklyn Bridge will stay in the minds of New Yorkers for a long time to come. But that horrific image will be drowned out by the actions of a heroic doctor and his family visiting from Oklahoma.
     
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    Sigh. That’s all I have.
    Rest In Peace baby boy.
     
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    Police seek info for dead baby floating near Brooklyn Bridge | WTOP

    ‘I thought it was a doll’: Baby found floating in river dies

    bbm
     
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    I cannot imagine how difficult the aftermath of finding this little one must be for this man and his family. My thoughts are with them.
     
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    MsFacetious What a Kerfuffle...

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    So was this baby actually still alive when he was found? Did he still have a heartbeat? Because if that's the case then obviously someone else couldn't have been very far away from him... dead or alive.
     
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    No, he was dead.
     
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    No pulse or respiration but the death was recent enough that CPR was attempted.
     
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    Is there a bridge where parent or child or both could have jumped? Sorry I don't know the area.
     
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    Sigh....
     
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