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Skeletal remains of baby discovered

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Shortly after 4 p.m. Tuesday afternoon the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office received information reporting the whereabouts of a child’s body in a wooded area off CR 142 in south Liberty County. Sheriff’s lead Investigator James R. McQueen responded and along with other Sheriff’s personnel located the skeletal remains in a shallow grave.

Due to the remains being skeletal, it was not possible to determine the age, sex or possible cause of death but it appears, at this time, to be the remains of a new-born child.

However, McQueen said the remains will be submitted for autopsy and no such confirmed determination can be made until the examination is completed.

The investigation is still very much in the early stages and will be ongoing. The Sheriff’s Office is requesting that if anyone has information regarding this child’s death, to contact their office at 936-336-4500 or the Multi-County Crime Stoppers organization at 1-800-392-STOP (7867). All callers to Crime Stoppers will remain anonymous and anyone providing a useful “tip” may receive a cash reward.

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