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NC Wanted: Authorities continue to look for answers in newborn baby's death

Posted September 19, 2015

On Feb. 7, 2007 the body of a baby was found in a dumpster, behind a Food Lion in Rocky Mount. Eight years later, authorities are still searching for a suspect.

“There is a mother and a father of this child, and we really want this person to come forward,” said detective, Mike Lewis.

The Rocky Mount community gave the baby a name—John Nash—and they gave him a proper burial, too.

“We have to come together today and lay to rest the body of this precious infant boy,” Rev. Chris Jordan said. “Usually we come to funerals to gather and remember their lives and recollect how they have touched us. This is ever not the case today.”

Officials said the boy was murdered two days after he was born.

“We’re just trying to step up and do the right thing in this case,” Lewis said. “This is still a child, it was someone’s baby.”

Nash’s small graveside service brought many strangers; people from the community who never knew the child, only hearing his sad story.

“For days there hasn’t been any rest in my soul because of this child, and I had to be there,” Ray Richardson said.

If you have any information about baby John Nash or his parents, call the NC Wanted toll-free hotline at 1-866-43-wanted. There is a cash reward for information leading to an arrest in this case.

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