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FL BABY JUNE: F, 4-7 days old, found floating off coast of Boynton Beach Inlet, FL - 1 June 2018

Discussion in 'Unidentified 2010 to Present' started by SheWhoMustNotBeNamed, Jan 26, 2019.

  1. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

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    Off-duty firefighter discovers baby's body floating near Boynton Beach Inlet

    Boynton Beach firefighter Chris Lemieux and his friends were preparing for a fishing tournament this weekend when they made a tragic discovery near the Boynton Beach Inlet Friday afternoon.

    “We were just out there catching bait, just doing our normal thing, you know, having fun in the afternoon, and then the day changed all of a sudden,” Lemieux said.

    The off-duty firefighter called 911 after finding the body of a dead baby girlfloating in the water.

    Detectives from the Special Victims Unit responded, according to Teri Barbera with the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office. Barbera said the baby was taken to a Medical Examiner’s Office to determine how she died and who she is.

    https://cbs12.com/news/local/off-du...-babys-body-floating-near-boynton-beach-inlet


    Sketch released in effort to ID baby girl found dead in Boynton Beach, Fla.

    The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office is asking for help in identifying a baby girl found dead in the Boynton Beach Inlet.

    Investigators on Monday shared a sketch of what the baby girl may have looked like at birth. The child's race or age is unknown.

    “A big piece of what we need right now is the parents,” Capt. Steven Strivelli said. “The infant is estimated to have been less than two weeks old at most."

    The baby has no name, no home and no signs of a family right now.

    Strivelli says the baby was found naked floating in the ocean.

    “It looks like it’s between 75 and 100 feet off of the shoreline, so east of the shoreline," he said.

    Strivelli can’t say if the baby was abused or how long she may have spent in the water, but says she appeared to be a healthy size.

    “We’re still waiting on some information to come back from the medical examiner and that will really aid us in our investigation,” he said.

    They’re waiting on the autopsy to reveal the cause of death and say there’s a possibility DNA could tell them more about the baby’s nationality.

    “It’s gut wrenching and we hate seeing it and we really desperately want to get to the bottom of what happened,” Strivelli said.

    The sheriff's office said detectives are not sure whether the baby was dead before she went into the water or if she drowned.

    https://cbs12.com/news/local/sheriffs-office-asks-for-help-in-identifying-baby-girl-found-in-inlet


    Baby June Tip Hotline: 561-688-4155

    https://crimewatchers.net/forum/ind...oating-near-boynton-beach-inlet-florida.4597/
     
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  2. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Dead baby found near Boynton Beach Inlet may have floated from Broward County

    A baby girl whose body was found floating in the ocean near the Boynton Beach Inlet may have drifted north from Broward County, detectives now believe.

    The medical examiner has determined that "Baby June," as deputies are now calling her, was between 4 and 7 days old, Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office Capt. Steve Strivelli said at a news conference Thursday afternoon.

    "I don't want to say much more about how we've arrived at this theory, but I stand here before you today asking for Broward County's assistance, especially the public, in identifying this baby and her parents," Strivelli said.

    Strivelli said the information is "scientifically based."

    Investigators said the naked infant was found on the Atlantic Ocean side of the inlet Friday by an off-duty firefighter who was boating in the area. The body was found 75 to 100 feet east of the shoreline near Boynton Beach Inlet Park.

    Strivelli said it's likely the baby was born at a hospital, but investigators aren't ruling out the possibility she was born at a private birthing center.

    https://www.local10.com/news/florid...ch-inlet-may-have-floated-from-broward-county
     
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  3. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Eerie similarities emerge between Baby June and Baby Moses

    The case of Baby June in Palm Beach County is drawing stark similarities to a cold case in Martin County.

    An unidentified baby, dubbed Baby Moses, was also discovered floating in the water more than three decades ago.

    Division Lt. Michael Dougherty with the Martin County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation says they’re not giving up until they find out who killed him.

    “It went to the Medical Examiner’s Office. They learned it was ruled a homicide. The cause of death was drowning,” Dougherty said.

    Baby Moses was found in the St. Lucie River near Stuart in November 1983, floating face down behind a condominium complex. His umbilical cord was still attached.

    However, investigators dealt with all sorts of obstacles 35 years ago.

    They didn’t have the technology like we do now, and Dougherty says the way records were written and stored was challenging.

    https://cbs12.com/news/local/eerie-similarities-emerge-between-baby-june-and-baby-moses


    Sheriff offers $10,000 reward in Baby June case

    The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in the investigation of a baby girl found dead in the Atlantic Ocean near the Boynton Beach Inlet.

    Sheriff Ric Bradshaw announced the decision Friday in a video posted to his Twitter account.

    “The death of Baby June has really struck a nerve with me. That's why I am offering a $10,000 reward for anyone with any information that leads to the arrest of those responsible for the death of Baby June. Someone has to know something. It's time to come forward,” Bradshaw tweeted.


    Looking straight into the camera, he spoke to the parents of the child or anyone who knows the parents of the child.

    “You know, out there, who you are,” he said. “You know you have this information and I expect you to come forward.”

    So far, investigators say Baby June was four to seven days old and had been in the water six to 18 hours. She had black hair and a dark complexion.

    She likely drifted for miles from Broward County waters to Palm Beach County before she was found about 100 feet offshore roughly a half-mile north of the inlet, according to sheriff’s detectives.

    It’s believed Baby June was born around Memorial Day in either a hospital, a doctor’s office or by a midwife, but her cause of death has not been disclosed.

    https://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/broward/fl-pn-boynton-baby-pbso-reward-20180609-story.html
     
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  4. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    ‘This Case Is A Homicide’: PBSO On ‘Baby June’ Found Floating In Boynton Beach Inlet

    “This case is a homicide. It’s not going anywhere and we’re not going anywhere.” That’s the word from the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office Monday while giving an update in the ‘Baby June’ case. ‘Baby June’ is the newborn baby whose body was found floating near the Boynton Beach Inlet earlier this year.

    According to Capt. Steven Strivelli of the Special Victims Unit at PBSO, the genomic ancestry of the baby is 50-percent Central Asian and 50-percent African ancestry.

    “It’s very unusual split, most often a person with this 50-50 split would be found in areas like Barbados, Trinidad or Jamaica or from these areas originally,” said Capt. Strivelli.

    “We have received a total of 16 tips and that’s not much for this case and none of the tips have led to anything in this case,” said Strivelli.

    He explained they have checked on hundreds of babies born in Palm Beach and Broward Counties without any results.

    Due to the lack of leads, investigators are hoping the public can provide some insight into the case and help solve the mystery behind ‘Baby June.’

    A $10,000 reward remains in place.

    Anyone with information is urged to call the Baby June Hotline at 561-688-4155.

    https://miami.cbslocal.com/2018/11/26/baby-june-news-conference/


    New clues in ‘Baby June’ case

    Florida’s Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office says the case of a dead infant found floating in the water near the Boynton Beach Inlet earlier this year is now considered a homicide.

    The Sheriff’s Office held a news conference Monday morning saying they’ve received more than a dozen tips in the case of ‘Baby June’, but don’t have any solid leads about what happened her.

    “We need to know who the parents are,” said Capt. Steven Strivelli of the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office.

    Strivelli says DNA tests show ‘Baby June’ was an even mix of African and Central Asian ancestry, and was likely born in a hospital or medical center.

    “Some hospital, somewhere, has evidence of this child being born,” said Strivelli, who added that the baby’s umbilical cord had been clipped.

    The female child was found floating in 75 to 100 feet of water off the Boynton Beach Inlet on June 1 and was estimated to have been less than two weeks old.

    https://wrex.com/category/2018/11/27/new-clues-in-baby-june-case/
     
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  5. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    NCMEC - http://api.missingkids.org/poster/NCMU/1330536/1

    On June 1, 2018 authorities recovered a deceased infant floating off the coast of Boynton Beach Inlet in Palm Beach County, Florida. The infant may have floated up from as far south as Broward County. The infant was determined to be female and her race is possibly biracial, black or Hispanic. It’s likely she had been in the water for less than 24 hours. No clothing or items were recovered with her. The baby was likely born in a hospital within 4 to 7 days of being discovered. The image shown is a Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office artist’s rendering of what the infant may have looked like in life.

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  6. Whatsnext

    Whatsnext Well-Known Member

    I don't know if this is somehow inappropriate, but I want to say that this rendering of baby June is absolutely beautiful, you can feel that it was made with love and compassion. Feelings that the people who disposed of her obviously don't own . :(
     
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  7. AuburnBliss

    AuburnBliss New Member

    She's so beautiful. JusticeForJune !
     
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  8. kdg411

    kdg411 Resource Mod

    Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office to give update in 'Baby June' case on Friday

    Posted: 4:33 PM, May 30, 2019

    The unsolved mystery of a baby found floating in the Boynton Beach Inlet almost one year ago will take center stage on Friday.

    The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office will hold a news conference at 10 a.m. to provide an update in the 'Baby June' case.

    [...]

    "We need to know who the parents are," said Capt. Steven Strivelli at a news conference back in November.

    Capt. Strivelli said DNA tests showed 'Baby June' was a mix of African and Central Asian ancestry, and was likely born in a hospital or medical center.

    "Some hospital, somewhere, has evidence of this child being born," said Capt. Strivelli, who added the baby's umbilical cord had been clipped.
     
  9. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    Wasn't she? It's so sad!

    :welcome: to the group, @AuburnBliss ! I'm sorry I didn't see your post until now.
     
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  10. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    22 Tips, No Leads In Death Investigation Of ‘Baby June’ Found In Boynton Beach Inlet

    The Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office provided an update Friday on the investigation into ‘Baby June’. It was nearly one year ago that the unidentified baby was found floating in the Boynton Beach Inlet.

    Capt. Steven Strivelli said police have received a total of 22 tips from the public.

    “Nothing has produced any further leads for us and we have checked 700 newborns that were born in Palm Beach and Broward counties in the time frame that we suspect that this baby was born in. We still need assistance from the public,” said Capt. Strivelli.



    Police previously said the genomic ancestry of the baby is 50-percent Central Asian and 50-percent African ancestry. Police said that’s an unusual split and most often a person with this 50-50 split would be found in areas like Barbados, Trinidad or Jamaica or from these areas originally.

    A $10,000 reward remains in place.

    Anyone with information is urged to call the Baby June Hotline at 561-688-4155 or Crime Stoppers of Palm Beach County at 1-800-458-TIPS.

    https://miami.cbslocal.com/2019/05/31/palm-beach-sheriffs-office-baby-june/
     
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  11. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    PBSO: Baby June died of suffocation, no leads in case one year later

    The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office held a news conference, saying it's received 22 tips in the Baby June case. However, none have produced any leads about who she or her parents are.

    "We're not getting lucky in this case at this point," said Capt. Steven Strivelli, who revealed on Friday that Baby June's cause of death was suffocation.


    Baby June's umbilical cord was clipped and her heel was pricked, which is commonly done for a blood test, meaning she was likely born in a hospital or medical center.

    "At this point, we have not located any possible family members," said Strivelli. "We hate seeing this stuff."

    PBSO said leads in the case have dried up, and a $10,000 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest.

    https://www.wptv.com/news/region-c-...ce-to-give-update-in-baby-june-case-on-friday
     
  12. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    :(

    So, we know she was probably born in a hospital. Who is out there who knows someone had a baby and now the baby is mysteriously gone?
     
  13. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Might not even be "mysterious". Maybe the parents told everyone that the baby had died.
    And people just assumed they handled that death appropriately or the baby had died at the hospital.
     
  14. Whatsnext

    Whatsnext Well-Known Member

    That's so plausible. Of course you would'nt ask many questions about it, because it would seem very rude, dammit :(.
     
  15. ima.grandma

    ima.grandma Believer of Miracles

    An off-duty Boynton Beach firefighter found the body of the naked infant last June.

    In a press conference on Friday, detectives say they have received more than 20 tips from the public, and have checked 700 newborns in surrounding counties but have not found any leads.

    “We have the DNA tests and its in a system that’s reocurringly run,” Capt. Steve Strivelli of the the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office.

    The medical examiner confirmed the infant was murdered. Detectives believe the girl, who is being called “Baby June,” was between four and seven days old when she was killed.
    https://www.mysuncoast.com/2019/06/01/baby-june-investigation-continues/
     

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