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New Technology Little Help In Solving Old Murder Case

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CUMBERLAND COUNTY, N.C. — The Cumberland County Sheriff's Office said new technology did not provide any clues in the unsolved case of a murdered newborn three years ago.

The baby, known as Baby Michael, was found in a Grays Creek ditch in March 1999. Detectives are still looking for his mother

Detectives said they did not find any fingerprints on a trashbag the newborn was wrapped in. They recently sent the bag off to the U.S. Secret Service for a technique called vacuum metal deposition.

The test is a way to obtain fingerprints from items that have already been processed by other methods.

The results came back negative.

There is a $6,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest in the case.

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