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SD BABY ANDREW: M, newborn, found in a Sioux Falls, SD ditch - 28 February 1981 *Identified!*

Discussion in 'Identified!' started by Akoya, Mar 24, 2018.

  1. Jell

    Jell New Member

    I know. Stunning. The detectives on this case were fantastic though. How they followed the crumbs that led to her arrest was amazing. I hope Baby Andrew can finally RIP and know he was never forgotten. Here are the actual court documents. Like I said, the detectives did some brilliant work:
    https://www.scribd.com/document/401635304/Theresa-Bentaas-Arrest-Affidavit#from_embed
     
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  2. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    Thank you for all this information! You rock!:rockon:
     
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  3. noZme

    noZme Bronze Member

    So thankful to see old cases solved by advanced DNA.
    Thanks @Jell.

    Were other children born to this couple?
    Is the lady who named him Andrew & arranged for his funeral still living or mentioned anywhere in the current news?
     
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  4. ima.grandma

    ima.grandma Believer of Miracles

    The trial for a Sioux Falls woman charged in a nearly 40 year cold case that was scheduled to begin today, has been postponed to September 3, 2019.
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    57-year-old Theresa Bentaas faces murder and manslaughter charges after allegedly leaving her baby outside to die in 1981. Back in March, Bentaas pleaded “not guilty” to those charges and a judge set her bond at $250,000.

    Police arrested Bentaas after new DNA evidence came to light on the case. Authorities used DNA from the baby exhumed 10 years ago, and from Bentaas. According to court documents, Bentaas admitted to hiding her pregnancy from family and friends.

    Bentaas is currently free on bond. She could face life in prison if convicted.
     
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