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    Bodies of 2 newborn babies found behind an apartment building in the Bronx

    https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2020/11...laremont-nypd/

    Two newborn babies were found dead in the Bronx on Monday.

    It was a tragic and hectic scene in the Claremont section of the borough. As CBS2?s Ali Bauman reported, police were speaking to multiple people at the scene, trying to piece together how the babies died and who their parents are.

    Sources told CBS2 the superintendent found the babies behind a six-story apartment building on College Avenue and East 171st Street.

    When police arrived at around 2 p.m. they found the two newborns unconscious and abandoned in an outdoor common area near Claremont Park. CBS2 has learned the babies were wearing diapers and wrapped in brown paper.

    ?I heard the helicopters. My little brother came in and said there?s so many cops outside,? neighbor Tatiana Lomax said.

    An ambulance took the babies to Bronx Lebanon Hospital, where they were pronounced dead.

    Neighbors were stunned and saddened by the news.

    ?Oh my God. My heart ? my heart is hurting,? neighbor Michelle Frazier said.

    Lomax said she never sees people go in that space behind her building.

    ?I don?t know how to get back there. I didn?t know there was a back door or anything,? Lomax said.

    Police were canvassing the area for surveillance video to see if they can identify the two babies and find out what exactly happened to them.

    ?This is very, very early on in our investigation. We?re asking the public for help. If you can, if you know something, can you please call 1-800 577-TIPS with any information you have. It would really help the investigation here,? an NYPD spokesman said.

    Police said it?s unclear if the babies are related.

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    This is one of the most heartbreaking and easily solvable crimes. I guess they haven't been paying attention to the news. Lots of cases of abandoned babies are being solved using DNA.

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    https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/loca...patio/2715535/

    Two newborn boys who were found dead on the patio of a Bronx building Monday afternoon likely were born less than 24 hours earlier, multiple law enforcement sources with knowledge of the investigation told News 4 Tuesday.

    Detectives feel strongly that the newborns were twins, but they are awaiting confirmation from the medical examiner's office. They are also awaiting a cause of death, which the medical examiner said remained pending Tuesday afternoon.

    The two babies were discovered by a resident of a multi-story building on College Avenue in Concourse just before 2 p.m. Monday, law enforcement sources said. One of them was wrapped in some sort of material; the other was left in the open, contrary to initial police reports that said they were both found wrapped in paper.

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    This hurts my heart. Safe Haven laws aren't working.

    While more than 3,500 newborns have been surrendered through safe haven laws nationwide since the first measure took effect in Texas in 1999, more than 1,400 have been found abandoned since then as well, according to the National Safe Haven Alliance. Jul 10, 2018.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KimTisha View Post
    This hurts my heart. Safe Haven laws aren't working.
    Exactly. Such a stupid, heartless, senseless crime.

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    https://abc7ny.com/amp/newborn-twins...k_hNNev8O-Gj2w

    One year later, mystery of newborn twins found dead in NYC still unsolved

    A vigil was held Tuesday night in the Bronx for the newborn twins found battered and dead one year ago to the day.

    One year later, it is still not known who they are or who killed them.


    The shocking discovery was made in the alley off College Avenue in the Claremont section.

    Police say they were beaten to the death the day they were born and their bodies were wrapped in garbage bags and left in the garbage-strewn alley.

    In the year since, the NYPD talked to just about everyone within several blocks and done DNA tests by the score.



    But so far, no arrests have been made.

    "Everyone in the building, people cooperated, you always get a tip, you always get a family member, a relative, a stranger who says hey, we've had calls like that, this girl was pregnant, but we got there and we find her baby," said NYPD Lt. William O'Toole. "Yeah, it is strange that a year later and nothing as come forward."


    It's a case that sits heavy in the hearts of the young detectives working the case.

    "They named the babies Zeke and Zane -- one means God's gracious gift, the other means God's strength, I think that's more for them so they keep that in their heads and they keep going forward," O'Toole said. "Any time we get a call we go out on it, and I'd just love to get a call."

    There is a $10,000 reward for the person who makes that call.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raisedbywolves View Post
    https://abc7ny.com/amp/newborn-twins...k_hNNev8O-Gj2w

    One year later, mystery of newborn twins found dead in NYC still unsolved
    The babies' DNA has been checked, it will eventually get a hit.
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