In October 2018, the remains of a full-term male infant were discovered at the City Carting Recycling Facility in Stamford, Connecticut. Waste from Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New York is collected and processed at this Fairfield County facility. Investigators with the Connecticut Office of the Chief Medical Examiner’s Office determined that the unidentified infant, who was discovered with the umbilical cord still attached, measured 21 inches in length and weighed approximately six pounds. The infant was white and had brown hair and brown eyes.
In February 2019, the case was entered into the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs) as #UP55682. With limited leads available, the case eventually went cold, despite exhaustive efforts from investigators.
In 2023, in an ongoing collaboration aimed at solving the backlog of cold cases in the state, the Connecticut Office of the Chief Medical Examiner partnered with Othram in The Woodlands, Texas to identify the infant. Anyone with information that could aid in this investigation is encouraged to contact the Connecticut Office of the Chief Medical Examiner by calling 860-679-3980 or the Stamford Police Department by calling 203-977-4921. Callers may reference case number 18-17798 or NamUs ID #UP55682.
A DNASolves crowdfund has been created to raise funds for the remaining casework costs. Anyone can contribute here.