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    UID newborn baby girl's body found floating in ocean in Boyton Beach Inlet, FL

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    An off-duty firefighter was boating on June 1 when he spotted the little body floating on the ocean side of the Boynton Beach Inlet, the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office said.

    The newborn -- dubbed "Baby June" by the sheriff's office -- was most likely 4 to 7 days old, giving her a birth date between May 25 and 28, the sheriff's office said Thursday.

    Bradshaw is offering a $10,000 reward for anyone with any information that leads to the arrest of the person or persons responsible.

    The baby was most likely mixed race, black or Hispanic, the sheriff's office said.

    It appears she was floating in the water for about 6 to 18 hours, the sheriff's office said.

    Investigators believe the baby came from Broward County, the sheriff's office said, though authorities declined to elaborate on how they reached that conclusion.

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    :( people need to stop killing babies. Safe haven is in FL right? There are options. ugh.
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    The fact that there are folks falling all over themselves to have a baby of their own - adopted or not - makes this type of incident even more upsetting. Perhaps the child died of SIDS, but even then, this type of "disposal" is not acceptable.

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    http://cbs12.com/news/local/question...-boynton-beach

    In the days following the grim discovery, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office released some details, saying the baby was likely born in a hospital, was about four to seven days old and most likely drifted north from Broward County.

    “As difficult as this case may appear, there are some very positive things that will assist the investigators in determining who the mother is,” Scott said.

    Scott said Baby June’s autopsy report, which has not yet been released, will play a key role in the investigation.

    Another piece of evidence that might lead investigators to the baby’s parents: her DNA.

    “That DNA can or may be used against the CODIS system they have in the U.S. to run that DNA to see if there is a close match,” Scott said, posssibly identifying a relative or maybe even her parents.
    The sheriff's office is still offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.

    If you have any information, call Detective Hamilton 561-688-4155 or HamiltonC@pbso.org.

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    This absolutely breaks me. I was just in Florida, and I would've happily taken this baby and given her a beautiful life. The cruelty and coldheartedness of humans is unfathomable to me.

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    https://www.mypalmbeachpost.com/news...Lk4boxfOaHpmO/

    In the six weeks since Baby June was found floating near the Boynton Inlet, authorities have received all of 14.

    This despite intense media attention in both the Miami-Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach County-Treasure Coast news markets. And national media interest. And pleas by two sheriff’s departments and two Crime Stoppers agencies. And the posting by the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office of a $10,000 reward.

    And of the 14 tips, “sadly, nothing has panned out,” PBSO spokeswoman Teri Barbera said.

    This latest indication of investigators’ dead ends came one day after PBSO revealed Monday that more than 600 South Florida births had successfully been accounted for.
    The longer Baby June’s identity remains a mystery, “the more likely it is going to remain unidentified,” Kelsee Hentschel-Fey, manager for the University of South Florida's forensic anthropology lab, said Tuesday.

    Hentschel-Fey said the lab has helped numerous police agencies in Florida and nationwide solve cold cases — but not all of them. She said her program has dealt with adults that still weren’t identified 40 years later. And she said the lab has six unidentified infants and toddlers, one dating to 1980.

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    https://news4sanantonio.com/news/nat...body-was-found

    A sad update on the Baby June case that captured hearts at the start of summer.

    The newborn has remained unclaimed and the Palm Beach County Human Services Department says they will be in charge of laying her body to rest.

    It’s been more than three months since firefighter Chris Lemieux found Baby June.

    “I wish there could be some closure,” he said. “At first we thought it was a toy doll or something like that."
    With no family to say goodbye, Michael Shaney will give her a final resting place at Our Lady Queen of Peace Cemetery.

    “I feel horrible for the whole situation. The mother, the father, the relatives, maybe people didn’t even know she was pregnant,” Lemieux said.

    It is part of the No One Buried Alone program.

    “We try to give them as much comfort, support as we can,” Shaney said.

    Baby June’s marker may not have a name or even a birth date, but she does have people who care.

    “In a way, I am connected to her at this point,” Lemieux said.

    The Medical Examiner’s Office says it can’t release the autopsy because it is still an open criminal investigation.

    PBSO says that although there is still a $10,000 reward for any tips, they have no leads.

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    https://www.mysuncoast.com/2019/06/0...ion-continues/


    In a press conference on Friday, detectives say they have received more than 20 tips from the public, and have checked 700 newborns in surrounding counties but have not found any leads.

    “We have the DNA tests and its in a system that’s reocurringly run,” Capt. Steve Strivelli of the the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office.

    The medical examiner confirmed the infant was murdered. Detectives believe the girl, who is being called “Baby June,” was between four and seven days old when she was killed.
    https://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/p...bgy-story.html


    During the ensuing year, investigators have determined the child was no more than 14 days old when she was found and had probably been in the water for less than a day.

    In late November the Palm Beach County Medical Examiner ruled the case a homicide.

    By that time, investigators had already examined the birth records of 700 infants born in Palm Beach and Broward counties during the likely birth time of Baby June and came up with no obvious leads.

    Because of her cut umbilical cord and a heel prick, detectives concluded that the child had been born in a hospital or birthing center. But where and exactly when remain unknown.

    “We still need the assistance of the public,” Strivelli said.

    Investigators are continuing to probe genetic links to Baby June to find family members “but so far we have received nothing at all from this," he said.

    Initial genetic testing has already determined that the baby is about 50 percent Central Asian and 50 percent African — suggesting places such as Barbados, Trinidad or Jamaica for her possible heritage.

    If nothing else, detectives are hoping the $10,000 reward being offered by the Sheriff’s Office will help unravel the mystery of Baby June.

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    NAMUS:https://www.namus.gov/UnidentifiedPe...ase#/57321?nav

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime...cid=spartandhp

    The Palm Beach County Medical Examiner ruled the case a homicide in November 2018. The child was thought to have been in the water for up to one day.

    DNA from the unknown infant was submitted into a genealogical database that has been continually searching for possible relatives.

    So far, tests have determined her DNA was an even 50% mix of African and Asian descent, indicating her parents may have been from the Caribbean, authorities said.

    Investigators from the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office examined the birth records of more than 700 babies in Broward, Palm Beach, and Martin counties during the time period Baby June had likely been born, but came up with no leads as to her identity.

    Auhtorities are asklng anyone with information to contact Special Victims Unit Detective Brian Hansen at 561-688-4167 or by email at Hansenb@pbso.org. Tips can also be submitted by downloading the PBSO app “Connect & Protect, See Something Say Something” to your cellphone.

    Anonymous tips can also be given to Crime Stoppers of Palm Beach County at 800-458-8477 and online at crimestopperspbc.com.

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