June 12, 2024

Native Information

“You probably have any details about this case, it’s crucial that you just come ahead.”

Authorities launched new particulars Tuesday concerning the toddler whose decomposing physique was found at a waterfront park in New Bedford earlier this month. 

The Bristol County District Lawyer’s workplace mentioned the toddler, who they known as “Child Doe,” was a boy and was possible useless for one to 4 weeks earlier than his stays had been discovered on Dec. 9. 

The DA’s workplace mentioned New Bedford police responded to Fort Taber Park round 12:40 p.m. on Dec. 9 to a 911 name reporting the invention of the infant’s stays. On the scene, a girl advised officers she was strolling alongside a path close to the water along with her niece when she noticed a blanket close to a thicket of bushes subsequent to the trail and smelled “an odor of decay.” The lady approached the blanket and located a white plastic bag inside it, which contained the toddler’s decomposing stays. 

She referred to as out to 2 males close by strolling their canine upon discovering the physique, and one in every of them referred to as 911. 

The kid’s physique was taken to the state medical expert’s workplace. The trigger and method of the boy’s dying stays pending, in keeping with the DA’s workplace.

“As a part of the continuing investigation into the dying and discovery of ‘Child Doe,’ detectives are reviewing a number of weeks value of surveillance footage from the encompassing space,” the DA’s workplace mentioned in a press release. “Our workplace has additionally partnered with a non-public lab in Texas to carry out intensive genealogical and forensic testing of DNA and different proof collected on this case.”

The DA’s workplace didn’t disclose what different proof had been obtained for testing.

Police asking for public’s assist

Anybody with details about the case is being urged to contact investigators. 

“It is a horrible tragedy, particularly when it happens through the Christmas season,” DA Thomas Quinn mentioned in a press release. “We must always all preserve the toddler in our prayers. As a part of our efforts, now we have expedited and are using superior forensic know-how in an try to determine a familial hyperlink to the deceased toddler. You probably have any details about this case, it’s crucial that you just come ahead. No piece of data is insignificant.”

Anybody with data can contact New Bedford Police at 508-991-6300 or state police 508-961-1901. Ideas will be shared anonymously by way of textual content message by texting the phrase “Bristol” to the telephone quantity CRIMES (274637).