Thursday, January 25, 2007

Mummified Baby Found....

Talk about bizarre: A woman cleaning out her dead parents' rented storage unit discovered a partially mummified baby boy, wrapped in a 1957 newspaper and stuffed inside a suitcase-within-a-suitcase.The body will be sent to a forensic anthropologist to determine the cause of death and whether the baby was born alive, authorities said Tuesday.The daughter who found the body Monday night "was a little rattled at first" and wondered to herself, "Could this be a sibling?" said police spokesman Officer Jeff Messer."It's obviously a concern of hers," Messer said. "Based on the condition of this baby, it could really be 50 years old."The storage unit had been rented by the couple in 1996. The man died several years ago and the woman, who was in her 70s, died last year, Messer said.The couple's daughter had flown down from New Jersey after receiving a letter warning that the contents of the storage unit would be auctioned off because the rent had not been paid for several months, Messer said."As they were cleaning it out, she came upon a big suitcase, opened that suitcase, found another smaller suitcase, opened it and found a baby wrapped in a newspaper," he said. Messer called the discovery "spooky."

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