Found July 10, 1986 in Licking Township, Clarion County
It was around 8:30 pm on Thursday, July 10, 1986. A woman and her grandchildren were picking through an illegal dumping ground along a rural road about two miles south of Route 58 in Licking Township, near Callenburg, when they came upon a shopping bag. Inside the bag, they found the body of a newborn baby boy with the placenta and umbilical cord still attached.
An autopsy and extensive testing performed by the Allegheny County coroner's office showed that the child had been a full-term, healthy baby boy who had been born alive. He died from exposure.
Pennsylvania State Police checked what few leads were called in but, despite their best efforts, the baby remains unidentified.
He was laid to rest in the county-owned cemetery behind the (former) Clarion County Home in Sligo. His gravestone is etched with only "Infant Baby Boy 1986".
Photo of gravestone courtesy of Pamela Myers-Grewell. Used with permission.
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