UNSOLVED: Baby Doe, Stanton, California, Found 10th February 2014 on a Conveyor Belt at CRT Transfer Recycling Centre

UNSOLVED: Baby Doe, Stanton, California, Found 10th February 2014 on a Conveyor Belt at CRT Transfer Recycling Centre
UNSOLVED: Baby Doe, Santon California, Found 10th February 2014 on a Conveyor Belt at CRT Transfer Recycling Centre
Image Credit: The Doe Network

Case Numbers

  • The Doe Network: 974umca
  • NamUs: #UP11561
  • Orange County Sheriff’s Department: 04-027745
  • Orange County Coroner Case Number: 04-01214-LO

 

Identifying Characteristics

Gender: Male

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.

Age Progression 

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.

UNSOLVED: Baby Doe, Santon California, Found 10th February 2014 on a Conveyor Belt at CRT Transfer Recycling Centre
Image Credit: The Doe Network

Case Law

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

Email: coroner@ocsd.org

References

The Doe Network

NamUs

Orange County Register

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