- Associated Press - Sunday, February 19, 2017

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) - Waukesha police hope DNA evidence might help crack the cold-case death of an infant from more than 40 years ago.

The body of a baby girl was found in a storm drain in the Milwaukee suburb on Jan. 6, 1975. The baby’s parents - and whoever placed her there - have never been identified.

The community held a burial service for the girl, named “Baby Sarah,” and the investigation eventually was suspended.

But the case was reopened last year. The baby’s body was exhumed and a DNA sample was taken. The sample is being analyzed for a DNA profile.

Police told WISN-TV (https://bit.ly/2mcMA3f ) the baby weighed 9 pounds when she was found, and her lungs showed she had been breathing. Her official cause of death was exposure.


Information from: WISN-TV, https://www.wisn.com

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide