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Police Still Seek Mother of Dead Newborn

Police Still Seek Mother of Dead Newborn

Portland Police Bureau Homicide investigators are continuing to investigate the death of a newborn baby found at a North Portland recycling center.

Crime Stoppers has received numerous tips about the case but none of them have led to the identification of the baby's mother or how the baby came to be at the recycling center.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner performed an autopsy and determined that the baby was a full-term (or nearly full-term) African American or mixed-race baby girl with the umbilical cord still attached. The cause and manner of death are pending further investigation.

Based on the autopsy results, detectives believe that the baby was born within the past few days.

Detectives have released a photo of the baby's hand and foot prints as part of an emotional plea for information.

Detectives want to hear from anyone with information about this case. The mother of the baby may need or have sought medical attention shortly after the birth.

A cash reward of up to $1,000 is being offered for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in this case, or any unsolved felony, and you can remain anonymous.

Leave a Crime Stoppers tip online at

<http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com> , text CRIMES (274637) and in the subject line put 823HELP, followed by your tip, or call 503-823-HELP (4357) and leave your tip information.

Visit

<http://www.tipsoft.com> to download the Crime Stoppers App for the iPhone or Droid.

Investigator:

Det. Kristina Coffey

Portland Police Bureau

(503) 823-0696

Kristina.Coffey@PortlandOregon.gov <mailto:Kristina.Coffey@PortlandOregon.gov>

Detective Erik Kammerer

(503) 823-0762

Erik.Kammerer@PortlandOregon.gov <mailto:Erik.Kammerer@PortlandOregon.gov>

 

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