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Only officers mourn boy found in Rocky Mount dumpster

Posted July 13

— Seven years after his birth and death, police are still looking for the mother of a baby boy found dead in a Rocky Mount dumpster in 2007.

Officers say the baby was born alive, lived for a day or two, then was murdered and dumped.

After he was found by a homeless man, police held a funeral for the child. Some wept for a life never given a chance.

"We're just trying to step up and do the right thing in this case," said Det. Mike Lewis. "This is still a child. It was someone's baby."

No one has come forward with information about the boy's short life or death.

Rocky Mount police believe the baby was born in another town. He was found hidden in a yellow plastic Cheetos bucket, a product never available in Rocky Mount.

At the 2007 funeral, Rev. Chris Jordan, of the Rocky Mount Police Department said, "I have been hearing the baby in my spirit."

Nash County resident Ray Richardson said the death also touched him. "There hasn't been any rest in my soul because of this child," he said.

Anyone with information about the murder of Baby John Nash in Rocky Mount is asked to call NC Wanted at 1-866-43-2683. All tips are anonymous.

 

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  • 678devilish Jul 14, 2:25 p.m.

    At least someone was there for this baby. But the mother will be burden with this for the rest of her life. Be assured of that.