02/08/07 — Police look for parents of baby

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Police look for parents of baby

By News-Argus Staff
Published in News on February 8, 2007 1:55 PM

WARSAW -- Police and the State Bureau of Investigations officials are looking for the mother of a newborn baby abandoned in a vacant house on Chelly Street in Warsaw.

Officials are not sure how or when the baby boy died. His body was found Tuesday afternoon.

Warsaw police Capt. Jerry Wood said the baby was alive at the time of birth. He added that the investigation revealed that the baby was not born in a medical facility.

The body was sent to Onslow Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville for an autopsy.

Officials hope to use the autopsy report and bloodwork to determine not only the child's cause of death, but whether he is Hispanic or Caucasian.

Results are due back from the state medical examiner in eight to 10 weeks, hospital officials said.

Wood said there was no sign of abuse, but that the investigation will continue.

Warsaw police are asking that anyone who might know something about the baby or his parents call the department at 910-293-7816.