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Mummified Baby

By: AP edited by Marguerite Jordan Email
By: AP edited by Marguerite Jordan Email

March 19
9:27pm

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) _ A coroner said today that a
half-century-old partially mummified baby found in a storage locker
died from an undetermined cause.

The baby was discovered by a woman cleaning out her dead
parents' storage unit.

The unidentified baby boy was found January 22nd by the daughter
of an elderly couple who rented the Delray Beach storage unit in
1996. The man died several years ago, and the woman, who was in her 70s, died last year.

Palm Beach County Medical Examiner Doctor. Michael Bell said
there is no way of telling if the child was stillborn or born
alive.

The child was discovered wrapped in a January ninth 1957,
edition of the New York Daily News, and was stuffed inside a small
suitcase that was inside a larger suitcase.

The child was determined to be between a newborn and 2 months
old when he died and had no sign of injuries.


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