- The Doe Network: 974umca
- NamUs: #UP11561
- Orange County Sheriff’s Department: 04-027745
- Orange County Coroner Case Number: 04-01214-LO
Race: Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino
Age Range: Newborn (approximately 10 days old)
Height: 1’9 cm
Weight: 8lbs or 3.62kg
Hair Colour: Dark
Style: Short and curly
Eye Colour: Gray
Date Found: 10th February 2014
Other Identifying Characteristics and Items
Umbilical cord and placenta were attached to the baby when he was discovered.
DNA was extracted from the baby and is available for comparison.
A plastic bag, newspaper and a bloody towel were found with the body.
Recovery of Remains and Cause of Death
Baby Doe was found on a conveyor belt that was used to sort garbage from recyclable items within CRT Transfer Recycling Centre based at 11232 Knott Avenue, Stanton, CA. It’s been reported that the baby’s body was dumped in a trash container.
The coroner released a report stating that the baby had been killed by way of suffocation. The case has been ruled as a homicide and is being looked after by the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, CA.
Two women were tested a few months after Baby Doe was discovered, but neither of the women’s DNA matched the DNA taken from Baby Doe.
The Doe Network has also released an age progression photo in the hopes that perhaps this little boy has siblings that may look like him, or that he has a striking resemblance to his biological parents.
California’s safe-haven law allows babies to be dropped off, no questions asked, at a hospital emergency room or a police or fire station within 72 hours of birth, his death was wholly avoidable.
What to do if You Recognise Him
Contact the following agencies with any information you may hold. You can choose to remain anonymous if you do so if you aren’t comfortable you can contact us and we will pass along the information on your behalf.
Orange County Sheriff’s Department
Contact: Investigator Mary Lopes
Telephone: 714 – 647 -7000
Orange County Coroner’s Department
Contact: Kelly Keyes
Telephone: 714 – 647 – 7411