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Headstone Purchased for Abandoned Newborn's Grave

Posted March 8, 2007

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— A weekend yard sale raised enough money to buy a headstone for the grave of a baby found dead last month in a Rocky Mount trash bin.

The Fraternal Order of Police raised $800 in the yard sale to help pay for the funeral and grave marker.

Investigators said someone killed the 2-day-old boy and deposited the body in a Dumpster behind a Food Lion in the River's Edge Shopping Center on U.S. Highway 301. A man looking for recyclable materials found the body, which still had the umbilical cord attached.

Authorities haven't disclosed the cause of death. They said the infant might have been killed elsewhere and dumped in Rocky Mount.

A $10,000 reward has been established for information leading to an arrest in the case. The money was donated by the Rocky Mount Police Department and from inidividuals.

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  • investagator7 Mar 9, 2007

    THANK GOD FOR POEPLE LIKE YOU THAT TOOK OUT THERE TIME AND MONEY TO HELP THIS BABY BLESS EACH AND EVERY ONE I WOULD DO THE SAME ........LOVE

  • headlong Mar 9, 2007

    I agree...WTG to the people involved with this Little Angel!!!

  • mom2threecld Mar 9, 2007

    i am thankful that there are some really decent, caring people left. this just proves goodness.

  • norwinfischer Mar 9, 2007

    A big "thank you" goes out to the Fraternal order of Police for taking care of this stranger (baby) when his own family wouldn't even do it. God bless you for your time and efforts.

  • Commentor5 Mar 8, 2007

    Again WRAL puts the "Goldsboro Girl Wins CBS Early Show Contest" story ahead of this one. What a shame and a disrespect to an innocent life. At least this little one is where we should all want to be. I don't gamble, but if I were a betting, I would bet that when the Rapture takes place, that story, too, will be at the bottom of the list! Get saved people!!!

  • narck9 Mar 8, 2007

    Good job to the Fraternal Order of Police. I am proud to be a member of this oraganization and the Police Benevolent Association. Thanks for the hard work and caring about the community.

  • pink lady Mar 8, 2007

    God Bless these wonderful people for making sure this baby has a decent place to rest in peace. May God have mercy on the souls of the "parents"....

  • PrayerWorks Mar 8, 2007

    Thank God the baby is in heaven with Jesus!

  • CA Mar 8, 2007

    the little one is somewhere safe now god bless the people of that community for what they did. i can't understand why people do such ugly things to little angels, i hope they find the parents who did this

  • spiritwarriorwoman Mar 8, 2007

    Praise God for what little of life this wee one saw, and praying to Him for justice for the little thing. God bless. Rev. RB

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