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Dead Infant Found In Elmsford Named 'Baby Angel'; Funeral Set

ELMSFORD, N.Y. -- Spring Valley Police announced at a press conference Thursday that the infant boy that was found in an Elmsford recycling center last week has been named "Baby Angel."

Police from Spring Valley and Elmsford and Westchester County urged residents of the large Hispanic community to come forward if they had any information about the newborn’s mother.

“We want the public to know that this was the brutal murder of a newborn child,” Spring Valley Police Chief Paul Modica said during a news conference. “This wasn’t a stillborn child.”

"Baby Angel" was found on Tuesday, Nov. 12 in a plastic bag at Brookfield Recycling at 100 Lamont Street (corner of Hayes Street), according to police. An autopsy the following day revealed that the baby was born alive. Police traced the trash where the baby was found to a dumpster in Spring Valley.

Elmsford Police Officer Douglas Ramirez also spoke at the news conference and officials announced that “Baby Angel’s” funeral has been scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 23 at St. Joseph’s Church in Spring Valley.

Crime Stoppers is raising its reward to $5,000 from $2,500 for information leading to an arrest and conviction. People with information are asked to call Spring Valley police at 845-356-7400 or the Crime Stoppers hotline at 866-313-TIPS (8477). Calls will be kept confidential.

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