Remains of newborn baby found at NE Salem home - KPTV - FOX 12

Remains of newborn baby found at NE Salem home

Posted: Updated:
SALEM, OR (KPTV) -

The remains of a newborn infant have been found in the backyard of a Salem home, deputies said.

Marion County deputies were called to the 4700 block of Carolina Avenue Northeast on Wednesday night to investigate. The remains were taken to the State Medical Examiner's Office for an autopsy.

A family member said it was a dog that found the remains.

Several people have left messages and flowers along the home's driveway for the unidentified baby.

The homeowners are cooperating with investigators, deputies said.

Detectives are asking the public for help to identify the infant and the mother. Authorities are specifically looking for anyone who was recently pregnant but is no longer expecting.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact Detective Matt Wilkinson at 503-540-8007 or Mwilkinson@co.marion.or.us. Those wishing to remain anonymous can call the Marion County Sheriff's Office tip line at 503-540-8079.

Copyright 2012 KPTV (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow
FOX 12
Powered by WorldNow CNN
All content © 2014, KPTV-KPDX Broadcasting Corporation, Portland, OR and WorldNow. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.