A caretaker at a Texas cemetery made a grim discovery earlier this month, finding the body of an infant buried in a flowerpot, police said Wednesday. (Google Street View)
A caretaker at a Texas cemetery made a grim discovery earlier this month, finding the body of a baby buried in a flowerpot, police said Wednesday.
The deceased girl was found at the Perry Cemetery on March 11 when the caretaker “emptied what he knew to be an out of place flowerpot,” according to a news release from the Carrollton Police Department.
Caretaker Finds Body Of Infant Inside Flower Pot At Cemetery In Carrollton
The medical examiner found that the child weighed less than six pounds and was 34 weeks to full term, according to authorities. Her umbilical cord was “still attached,” police said.
The flowerpot is believed to have arrived on the cemetery grounds between Feb. 27 and March 2, based on details from the caretaker, police said.
The police department has taken its case to the public, asking for any information tied to their investigation.
“Among our immediate priorities is identifying the baby to ensure a proper burial,” police said.
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 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.
“We are awaiting further test results to determine whether she was born alive,” Carrollton police spokeswoman Jolene DeVito said in a news release Wednesday.
Investigators say the flower pot may have been placed inside the cemetery between Wednesday, Feb. 27 and Saturday, March 2.
Police say it appears someone was trying to craft a burial spot by putting the body in the pot and placing flowers inside.
“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.