Funeral Planned by Elmsford Police for “Baby Angel” Found in Recycling Receptacle
Elmsford Police say a funeral will take place this weekend for the infant they are calling "Baby Angel," who was discovered in a recycling receptacle.
The funeral will take place on Saturday, November 23, 2013 at Saint Joseph's Church.
Saint Joseph's of Arimathea Episcopal Church is located on 2172 Saw Mill River Road in White Plains, which is within a mile of the Elmsford Police station.
According to the medical examiner the baby was born alive and at full-term. Baby Angel was discovered with his umbilical cord still attached. There are also reports that a deli receipt was found in the plastic bag that contained his body.
The case is being ruled a homicide. Authorities are still searching for the mother. They do not know if she, too, was the victim of a crime.
Authorities say that they have received tips, but so far no real leads, in the case and are asking anyone with information to call them at (914) 592.8383 . Police are offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the infant's death.