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Everett Police Department

Posted on: March 25, 2016

[ARCHIVED] UPDATED - Detectives still seek leads to solve the mystery of the newborn found in a dumpster

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(Updated Release - April 7, 2016)
Since March 25th, detectives have searched for the parents of the newborn boy left in a dumpster by pursuing leads provided by the community. To date, the mother has not been identified.

Detectives are also looking to identify a woman who was at the dumpster before 8:20 p.m. on the 25th. She was the first person to hear the newborn crying but left before police arrived. Detectives would like to interview her as she may have information to assist in the investigation.

The newborn is healthy and was placed in the custody of Child Protective Services after being released from Providence Regional Medical Center Everett.


(Updated Release - March 28, 2016)
Detectives continue working this case in an attempt to locate the parents of the newborn boy. At this time, there are no leads and anyone with information is asked to call the Everett Police Department TIP LINE at (425) 257-8450.

Evidence will be submitted to the Washington State Patrol Crime Laboratory in an effort to match DNA samples to the mother.


(Original Release - March 25, 2016)
EVERETT – The Everett Police Department is investigating the discovery of a newborn found in an apartment complex dumpster.

At about 8:20 p.m. tonight, a passerby called 911 from the Mirabella Apartments (805 112th St SE) after hearing crying from inside a dumpster. Arriving officers climbed into the dumpster and found a newborn boy who was immediately transported to Providence Regional Medical Center Everett Colby Campus for medical attention. The newborn is expected to survive and will remain in the NICU at Providence.

Detectives with the Major Crimes Unit responded to investigate the incident, collect evidence and interview possible witnesses.

There is no indication when or why the newborn was left in the dumpster.

Detectives are canvassing the area and looking for possible leads. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Everett Police Department TIP LINE at (425) 257-8450.

No updates are expected tonight.

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