5 Years Since “Baby Theresa” found Dead in Dodge Co.

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

JUNEAU, Wis. (AP) -- Tuesday marks five years since the body of a newborn girl was found in a garbage bag in the woods south of the village of Theresa.

Dodge County authorities say they've exhausted many leads in the "Baby Theresa" case, and they still haven't identified the child's mother.

An autopsy found Baby Theresa was a full-term infant, weighing 8 pounds and measuring 20.5 inches in length. The girl had suffered no trauma, and no drugs were found in her system.

Investigators have ruled out the possibility that residents close to where the baby was found were related to her.

The baby was buried at Lowell Cemetery in the Village of Lowell a few weeks after she was discovered.

Deputies say she probably lived less than 24 hours.

Authorities still hope the mother eventually will come forward and give the community closure.

Anyone with information about the identity of the baby or the mother can contact Detective Vickie Brugger at (920) 386-3715 or Medical Examiner P.J. Schoebel at (920) 386-3941.

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