Author Topic: GOODHUE COUNTY INFANT DOE (2003): WM, newborn, found at Lake Pepin, MN - 7 December 2003 *ARREST*  (Read 246 times)


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Case File: 1044UMMN
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Composite of the victim by NCMEC

Unidentified Male
Date of Discovery: December 7, 2003
Location of Discovery: Old Frontenac, Goodhue County, Minnesota
Estimated Date of Death: 2-14 days prior
State of Remains: Recognizable face
Cause of Death: Unknown

Physical Description
** Listed information is approximate

Estimated Age: Newborn
Race: White
Gender: Male
Height: 14"
Weight: 7 lbs.
Hair Color: Black, curly.
Eye Color: Irides are dark in color.

Distinguishing Marks/Features: Unknown

Dentals: Not available.
Fingerprints: Not available.
DNA: Available.
Clothing & Personal Items
Clothing: None.
Jewelry: Unknown
Additional Personal Items: Unknown

Case History
The body of a full-term infant was discovered on the edge of Lake Pepin.

Another baby, 604UFMN, was located in 1999, and is genetically related maternally. Police believe the children had separate fathers. Investigators believe that the infants were born alive. Autopsies were never able to ascertain causes of death. The mother of the children may have hidden the pregnancies and is probably familiar with the area.

Forensic artists from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children used photographs of the bodies and the infants' skull measurements to create composite drawings of what the babies might have looked like at the time of their deaths. The clothing in the drawings is not connected to the investigation.

Authorities hope the composites can help piece together a frustrating puzzle. Over the years they have had more than 100 leads.

After the discovery of the infants, a local couple paid to have them buried next to their own stillborn daughter, under headstones that read "God's Little Angel."

Investigating Agency(s)
If you have any information about this case please contact;

Agency Name: Southern Minnesota Regional Medical Examiner's Office
Agency Contact Person: Lindsey Thomas
Agency Phone Number: 507-284-2121

Agency Case Number: GO03-127
NCIC Case Number: U860017958
NamUs Case Number: UP #4794
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

Information Source(s)
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