Excavator Unearths Buried Baby - Southern Maryland Headline News

Excavator Unearths Buried Baby


MARION STATION, Md. (Sept. 22, 2016)—On Wednesday at approximately 10:00 a.m., troopers from the Princess Anne Barrack responded to Landon Store Road in Marion Station regarding a report for a discovered body.

A utility company was digging a power line at a residence when the excavator located a white medical container approximately 2-3ft underground. Inside of the box was what appeared to be a baby blanket with human remains which contained a hospital bracelet with the word "Baby" written on it.

Investigators from the Princess Anne Criminal Enforcement Division responded and took over the investigation. It was learned that the previous homeowner was deceased but still had family located in the area. Contact was made with family members and it was discovered that the previous homeowner had a baby that had died at birth in 1971. The baby was buried in the front yard of the residence near a flower garden at the family's request. The location where the utility company was digging on today's date is where the flower garden was located in 1971.

The body was then transported to Medical Examiner's Office for proper burial.

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