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Second Slain Newborn Buried

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WARSAW, N.C. — Authorities on Monday buried a newborn whose body was found outside an abandoned house three weeks ago.

The baby boy was found wrapped in a blanket at 513 E. Chelly St. on Feb. 6. Two people scouting real estate found the body on the back steps, police said.

About 100 people, including many private citizens, showed up for the graveside service at Devotional Gardens Cemetery, said Capt. Jerry Wood of the Warsaw Police Department. About 20 members of the department, as well as members of the Duplin County EMS, the State Bureau of Investigation, the Duplin County Sheriff's Department and the Warsaw Fire Department also attended the service.

The infant was named Baby John Doe until a Dorris Petrak of Goldsboro called police to give the boy a name. The child was known as Daniel Joseph when he was buried, Wood said.

Police continue to search for the baby's mother or anyone with leads in the case.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact the Warsaw Police Department at 910-293-7816.

The funeral was the second in four days for a slain infant.

Last Friday, a newborn that was found in a Dumpster behind a Rocky Mount supermarket on Feb. 7 was buried.

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