Identify Suitcase Baby Jane Doe!

Identify Suitcase Baby Jane Doe!

Identify Suitcase Baby Jane Doe!
It was 45 years ago
That a young boy found her deceased.
It was 45 years ago
That this newborn Jane Doe was found.
Not only was she a victim a homicide for all this time
But she has been without her name also.
Who is this newborn Baby Jane Doe?

Identify Suitcase Baby Jane Doe!
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Identify Suitcase Baby Jane Doe!

CASE NUMBER: 74-2754
CASE TYPE: Homicide
DATE: January 24, 1974
LOCATION: Wilson Ave at Ely Ave
VICTIM: “Baby Jane Doe”
SUSPECT: White(Italian Descent) or Hispanic Female – Early 20’s, dark hair, medium
complexion, well dressed, walked south on Ely Av carrying the suitcase at 4:00 pm.
SUMMARY: At 4:30 pm, an 11 year old boy discovered the suitcase alongside the building at
the corner of Wilson Ave and Ely Ave. He found the body of an infant inside . The infant was a
determined to be a full term healthy newborn female and autopsy results ruled the death to
be a Homicide. The infant was estimated to be dead for 2 to 3 days. Suitcase brand: ”Jesus A.
Ossam” of Medellin, Colombia.

Identify Suitcase Baby Jane Doe!
According to Police

The Norwalk County Police Department have written on their Facebook page:

1974 Norwalk Police Cold Case Homicide

Norwalk Police case # 74-2754

Date: January 24th, 1974 at 4:30 pm
Location: Wilson Ave at Ely Ave
Victim: “ Baby Jane Doe” age – 1-2 Days

On January 24th, 1974 at approximately 4:10 pm, an 11 year old boy was walking home from school on Wilson Ave and just prior to the intersection of Ely Ave, he noticed a brick red suitcase with white trim near the Wennik’s building that was not there in the morning. The boy brought the suitcase home and opened it with his 12 year old brother and 17 year old sister. Amongst some baby toys was a brown paper bag with a dark plastic bag inside. The children opened the bag believing it may contain a dead animal and found a deceased baby, the ran inside and told their mother who in turned called the police.

Baby Jane Doe was a newborn female baby with the placenta and umbilical cord still attached. The umbilical cord had been cut but not tied off. Baby Jane Doe was a full term newborn, weighing 7lbs 7 oz with black hair and was alive prior to blunt force trauma to the skull causing the death of Baby Jane Doe. The autopsy estimated that Baby Jane Doe was deceased for approximately a day or two so she would have been born on 1/22/71 or 1/23/71.

The brick red suitcase with white trim was a Jesus A. Ossam brand that is manufactured in Medellin, Colombia. The suitcase also contained a few toys, teething rings, and maps of Miami and Miami Beach, New Jersey, Connecticut and Rhode Island. The Miami maps have an area circled for Mendoza St./Ave, Hialeah Park, and Opa Locka area. The suitcase also contained a “printed circuit punch out” that may have been a G-10 manufactured by the Xexex Corporation on Duke Place.

An employee of Cook Laboratories reported to police that just around 4:00 pm on January 24th, 1974, he looked out the front of the building and observed a well dressed Hispanic or Italian descent female, 20-22 years old with shoulder length black hair walk in front of the building carrying a red and white suitcase. The woman was walking south on Ely Avenue, just south of Duke Place, and then made a right onto Wilson Avenue headed towards what is now, Martin Luther King Drive. About twenty minutes later, this same witness observed a young boy come from Wilson Ave carrying the same red and white suitcase. This boy and suitcase were later identified and confirmed.

The bus driver who had the Route 136 run indicated that on January 24th, 1974 around 3:30 pm he was flagged down by a well dressed Hispanic female in the area of Ely Avenue. He described the woman as 5’4” to 5’5” tall and about 23-27 years old wearing a light color coat with a fur collar. The woman got off the bus at the Norwalk Theater.

It is unknown if this woman is the birth mother of Baby Jane Doe or the person that disposed of the body of Baby Jane Doe.

Anybody with information is asked to contact Lt. Art Weisgerber at (203) 854-3028 or aweisgerber@norwalkct.org

Anonymous Internet tips can be sent through the Norwalk police website here.

Anonymous text tips can be submitted by typing “NPD” into the text field, followed by the message and sending it to CRIMES (274637).

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Appeal

Suitcase Baby Jane Doe has been without her name for 15 years. In all this time, what has prevented any of her family members from claiming her? How did her body end up up the area where it was found? And how did the suitcase end up there with her? This newborn Baby Jane Doe had a mother. The unidentified female infant’s parents are probably in their late fifties, if they gave birth to her in their teens. If she was abducted, it may be possible to match her with a missing newborn.

Do you have any information that can identify the biological parents of Suitcase Baby Jane Doe, or any of her other biological relatives? Do you have any information that can identify this unidentified newborn homicide victim?

You may match Suitcase Baby Jane Doe with a newborn who has been missing since January 24, 1774 or later. You may try a match on NamUs
You may match Suitcase Baby Jane Doe with a newborn who has been missing since January 24, 1774 or later. You may attempt a match on Doe Network.

If you have any information, you may contact CONTACT: Lt. Art Weisgerber (203) 854-3028 or email aweisgerber@norwalkct.org. You may contact the Anonymous Tip-Line (203)-854-3111. You may text to to CRIMES (274637) and”NPD” with info in text. You may submit your tip online. Click here to leave your tip.

This is an April 2016 article about this unidentified newborn female.. Click here to learn more.
The NORWALK COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT is a major information source via their Facebook page.
There is a poster in the Cold Case Unit database on the Norwalk Department of Police Services website. Click here to view it.

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