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Police Wait on Autopsy in Infant's Death

Posted February 6, 2007
Updated February 7, 2007

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— Warsaw authorities are investigating the death of an infant found dead at a vacant residence Tuesday.

Investigators said the male child was found wrapped in a blanket shortly before 1 p.m. at 513 E. Chelly St. Two people scouting real estate found the body on the back steps, police said.

"I've investigated a number of deaths, and it does bother you," said Warsaw Police Capt. Jerry Wood, a 14-year veteran. He said he has never seen a case like the one discovered Tuesday.

The boy's body was sent to the medical examiner's office in Jacksonville, and an autopsy is pending.

Police said no one is known to have lived in the house since September.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact the Warsaw Police Department at 910-293-7816
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  • shylove357 Feb 12, 2007

    It is too late to be talking about condoms and keeping your pants up. The baby is here. If they did'nt want it just give it away. People have unprotected sex everyday and will continue it til the end of time. There is nothing we can do about that but we do need to find out who did this baby like that and make them pay. It is a sad story and what's even sadder is things like this will continue to happen. It's not gonna get better. God bless those fools. They will pay in the long run.

  • SOCLOSE Feb 7, 2007

    YOU HAVE TO BE A HEARTLESS PERSON TO DO SOMETHING AS VICIOUS AS THIS. LIKE I STATED ON THE ROCKY MOUNT CASE, THERE NEEDS TO BE HARSHER LAWS FOR THESE CRIMINALS. EVEN IF THEY FIND THE PERSON RESPONSIBLE, THAT PERSON CAN PLEAD INSANITY AND THEN BE GIVING THE PLEASURE OF LIVING IN A RESORT WITH PADDED WALLS FOR THE REST OF THEIR LIVES. I SAY IF THEY FIND THE CULPRIT, DO TO THEM WHAT THEY DID TO THE POOR VICTIM!!!! WRAP THEM SO UP SO TIGHT THAT THEY CAN'T GET LOOSE AND LEAVE THEM OUT IN THE COLD. SEE HOW THEY LIKE THAT!!!

  • dboone12 Feb 7, 2007

    God certainly is not to blame. We are responsible for our own actions. Satan is who you should place the mis-directed blame on. The Bible says that in the last days mothers would lose a natural affection for their children. Abortions are also part of this trend. The lady was probably on drugs, so you see what you get when you make the decision to alter your mind/senses. "Lovers of pleasure more than lovers of God" (God is referred to as HE, by the way, not 'she'.

  • prissi001 Feb 7, 2007

    What is wrong with these women? Where's your heart? If you don't want these precious babies, then please give them to kind loving people who would cherish them! There is no reason at all for this type of thing to ever happen in the U.S.A.....There are far too many couples out there that would give anything to be able to have a child. To them it wouldn't matter where the child came from or what the family history was. Just to be able to have a family of their very own would be enough. Have these women ever heard of adoption or the safe haven law's? Well, middle school and high school would be a great place to start teaching them!

  • LOC Feb 7, 2007

    sad story....

  • Say it to my face Feb 7, 2007

    Pevention is great. Also, it could of been an uneducated mother - living on the streets - on drugs - who was raped. Which is no excuse by any means. Who knows. I think the Safe Haven laws in our state need to be brought to attention more. Actaully prevention tips and options also should be. Very, very sad about the child.

  • sjb2k1 Feb 7, 2007

    Lots of people have sex (protected or not) and have unplanned pregnancies, at every age. The difference is that 99.9% of people who find themselves in that situation don't just have the kid and then leave it to die in the cold. There's no explanation for doing something like this. It's just sickening.

  • Joy4u2 Feb 7, 2007

    Why this little child had to die like this we do not know, but there is 1 thing I do know this little child in in the arm's of of Jesus this very momet, The person or person's will be found out. They will have to have medical help for the after birth or something , but it will come to light very soon.

  • cpen87 Feb 7, 2007

    This is a very sad and tragic story, but this is a tragic that could have been avoided if someone would have used protection. In this day and time there are many ways to protect ones self. One, just don't do it. Second, birth control. Third, condoms. But the best way is to keep the zipper zipped up and the buttons button up and keep your clothes on. Here an inocent life has been taken because of the selfeness of one if not both partners not really thinking of what could come out of a moment.

  • mikeNC Feb 7, 2007

    Kipland,
    I agree, this is not a debate on religion, however the idea of there being a "plan" was mentioned and I simply felt the need to respond based on my own personal experiences.

    This story is a horrible story of an infant (dead or alive) being left in the cold by some heartless monster. It is a sad event in this world that a child could be born and then thrown away like common trash!

    (notice i did not refer to this monster as a mother or a woman nor a father or man, as I feel it would be an insult to mothers, fathers, men and women to have this monster put in a group with them)

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