New Jersey Police are desperately searching for the mother of the headless baby discovered at a recycling center in November 2014.
The New Jersey authorities have released a new composite sketch of the infant in hopes that it will lead to the whereabouts of the baby’s mother.
“Detectives hope someone may recognize the baby based on the composite sketch or provide assistance to find the mother based on the items of clothing,” police said, according to the Huffington Post.
The full-term infant’s remains were discovered by an employee at the ReCommunity Recycling facility on Railroad Avenue, in Farmingdale on November 11, 2014. The baby, named “Emma Grace” by a local church, was 21.5 inches, seven pounds and five ounces. The infant’s head, two blood-stained blouses and a bag were later found at a retail store in another town. The clothing, which appears to be of petite sizes, and the shopping bag are speculated to be related to the mother.
“Investigators uncovered the infant’s head, two blood-stained blouses, and a bag from a retail store area in Orange, N.J. The old blouses had no tags, but their size could be characterized as petite to medium. Both the clothing and the bag are believed to be connected with the mother of the infant,” the news release posted to Facebook read.
While the baby’s cause of death has yet to be determined, she was not stillborn. Police believe that the infant’s mother was trying to disguise her pregnancy and dumped the baby’s body in the dumpster.
“The Middlesex County Medical Examiner’s Office has not determined the cause and manner of death for the headless, full-term infant girl, but is certain that she was not stillborn,” the news release continued. “Evidence suggests that the newborn girl breathed before she died. Based on hair characteristics, the baby is of mixed race, possibly Hispanic origin.”
The body of Emma Grace was released to a local church who held a funeral for her on Saturday, April 18, 2015.
Anyone who has any information regarding Emma Grace or her mother is being asked to contact Detective Sergeant Francis Robina with the New Jersey State Police Major Crime Unit, at (609) 882-2000 ext. 2538, or Detective Brian Weisbrot of the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office at 1-800-533-7443.
Monmouth County Crime Stoppers is also accepting anonymous tips by calling 1-800-671-4400, or texting “MONMOUTH” plus the tip to 274637 or emailing the tip via the website at www.monmouthcountycrimestoppers.com. The are also offering a $5,000 reward for any information that leads to the mother’s location.
[Photo via Facebook/New Jersey State Police]