The human remains found by fishermen in St. Louis belong to a black female infant, police say.
St. Louis North County police say the baby was fully developed and carried to full term, according to a press release. The cause of death is still unknown, Officer Benjamin Granda said the release.
The infant’s remains were found in a lake by fishermen behind a North County subdivision on April 15. Fishermen, who were in the Belhman Lake Court neighborhood, found the infant’s bones and hair inside a leather bag.
On April 26, police released photos of the maroon leather bag hoping to generate information about the identity of the infant.
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Analysis of the infant’s DNA profile will continue to be used to further the investigation.
Please contact the St. Louis County Police Department at 636-529-8210 or CrimeStoppers at 1-866-371-8477 if you have any information regarding this investigation.