On October 16, 2018, a full term newborn baby boy was discovered at a Stamford recycling center. Investigators from Stamford Major Crimes are actively working this case and have reached out to law enforcement partners in neighboring states for assistance. In addition, the State Office of the Chief Medical Examiner is completing the forensic analysis related to this case. An autopsy with preliminary findings was completed and numerous forensic tests are still in progress.
At this point in the investigation, the child can only be described as a white or hispanic male. No determination has been made as to whether the child was stillborn or died after birth. Investigators have ruled out the possibility that the child came from the material that originated in Nassau County, NY, or Andover, MA.
Investigators are now focusing their efforts on the material that was delivered by a company that services Westchester County, NY, including Danbury and Ridgefield, CT, and from local material delivered from lower Fairfield County, CT, to include Stamford, Westport, and Norwalk. The majority of the material that was processed on the morning of October 16, 2018, is known to have come from commercial properties/dumpsters.
The Stamford Police Department is urging for anyone with information to contact SPD Major Crimes at 203-977-4420. All calls will be kept confidential.
Cpt. Richard Conklin
Lt. Thomas Scanlon