1989 Wisconsin Cold Case Body to be Exhumed

Newborn baby boy found dead nearly 27 years ago to be exhumed Thursday

Authorities in southeastern Wisconsin plan to exhume the body of a newborn baby who was found dead nearly 27-years-ago. Trappers had found the boy’s body beneath the Des Plaines River Bridge in the Town of Paris on November 9, 1989.

An autopsy determined the baby was born alive and his death was ruled a homicide.

The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Office said that on Monday, detectives have developed a person of interest in the cold case and are hoping to obtain DNA.

The case was reopened about a year ago when new information became available.

The infant, named Baby John Doe, was buried in a cemetery in the Town of Randall. Detectives have received approval to exhume his body, which will take place Thursday August 4.

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