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Infant's body found in Onslow County garbage truck

Posted October 27, 2008

— A garbage truck driver found an infant's body in his truck Monday morning, according to the Onslow County Sheriff's Office.

The driver called authorities around 6:50 a.m. Detectives said they have identified a "person of interest" in the newborn's death.

Detectives have not released any other information, including the baby's gender. Authorities have also not said where the garbage truck was when the driver discovered the body.


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  • Andrew from NC Oct 27, 2008

    Funny how they investigate murder when it happens a few minutes after the child is born, but they don’t investigate murder when it happens a few minutes before the child is born. As Westoflyra said, this is no different than abortion. They’re both murder.

    We don’t need comprehensive sex ed, we need a comprehensive Church. That’s what kept most folks from getting pregnant outside of marriage for thousands of years. All sex ed and birth control do is encourage fornication.

  • Lady Justice Oct 27, 2008

    "To me this is no different than abortion. Sorry."

    You have got to be kidding me!!!

  • 3potato4 Oct 27, 2008

    Too many heart-breaking news stories lately. Again, what possesses some people? Other than that, I think I'm speechless.

  • Smorgas_Of_Borg Oct 27, 2008

    I wish news outlets would have to print a disclaimer when they use that "Person Of Interest" phrasing.

    *Disclaimer: The term 'person of interest' has no bearing nor meaning in law in the state of North Carolina nor United States law. The term is legally meaningless."

  • Adelinthe Oct 27, 2008

    What a shame!?!

    Let's not pretend to know the circumstances surrounding this; it's terrible and it's sad, but guessing and dissing someone based on those guesses is wrong.

    Praying they find the mother and whomever did this. Praying the child wasn't murdered.

    God bless.

    Rev. RB

  • Seeminglyopposed Oct 27, 2008

    Even if the baby was stillborn, there is no excuse. If this young lady layed down to have this baby then she was not too young to illicit help having the baby. She has ruined her life really for nothing. And they could offer free birth control to any of these young girls and they still would not take it. The young teenage years of girls telling them anything is almost NIL. Until things like this happens

  • iron fist Oct 27, 2008

    Was the baby found in the front of the truck or in the garbage area?

  • xxxxxxxxxxxxx Oct 27, 2008

    Tossing a newborn into a garbage truck - I think I'm about to lose my lunch. That's just stomach turning.

  • heatherdianne6378 Oct 27, 2008

    I hate hearing this. We have the safe law where if you don;t want the baby take it to a hospital and give it up, no questions asked. It just makes me sad.

  • westoflyra Oct 27, 2008

    To me this is no different than abortion. Sorry.