Caretaker Finds Body Of Infant Inside Flower Pot At Cemetery In Carrollton – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

Caretaker Finds Body Of Infant Inside Flower Pot At Cemetery In Carrollton - CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

Babys body found buried in flower pot at cemetery

CARROLLTON, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – The body of an infant was found inside a flower pot at a cemetery in Carrollton by a caretaker on March 11.

According to police, a caretaker at Perry Cemetery emptied a flower pot that was “out of place” and found the body under soil inside the pot.

The medical examiner is working to determine whether the infant, who still had her umbilical cord attached, was born alive. She appeared to be within six weeks of her due date and weighed just under 6 pounds, police said. Her race could not be determined. 

Newborn found buried in flowerpot at Carrollton cemetery, police say

The medical examiner determined that the infant was a girl and was 34 weeks to full term. She weighed six pounds and still had the umbilical cord attached to her.

Officials believe someone placed the flowerpot in Perry Cemetery, on Perry Road near Sherwood Lane, between Feb. 27 and March 2. The caretaker found the girls body March 11.

Body of baby girl found buried in flowerpot at Texas cemetery, police say

“We are awaiting further test results to determine whether she was born alive,” Carrollton police spokeswoman Jolene DeVito said in a news release Wednesday.

A cemetery caretaker emptying an out-of-place flowerpot earlier this month discovered the body of a baby girl buried in the soil, Carrollton police said Wednesday.

Investigators say the flower pot may have been placed inside the cemetery between Wednesday, Feb. 27 and Saturday, March 2.

Officials ask that anyone with information about the childs identity contact Detective Jennifer Cackler at 972-466-3324 or [email protected]

Police say it appears someone was trying to craft a burial spot by putting the body in the pot and placing flowers inside.

Investigators are trying to identify the body and ensure a proper burial, police spokeswoman Jolene DeVito said.

“It would seem that whoever placed the babys body there also put the flowers, we just dont know at this point, which is why were appealing to the public, anyone who knows anything that can point us on the direction, we want to hear from you,” said DeVito.

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