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Autopsy Reveals More About Infant Found Dead. Police Want Public's Help.
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By Anthony W. Haddad
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July 8, 2024

Fresno police are investigating a deceased infant found in a backyard, with ongoing efforts to identify the parents and why the child died. (GV Wire/Jahz Tello)

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An autopsy Saturday gave investigators more information on an infant found dead in the backyard of a Fresno home. And as police still have more questions, they are reaching out to the public for help.

Fresno Police responded Tuesday to a residence near Backer and Fillmore avenues, following the report of an infant found dead in the backyard.

Emergency personnel confirmed the infant’s death when they arrived. The residents reported discovering the infant and did not know how the baby ended up in their yard or who she was.

The autopsy revealed the infant was a female, born shortly before her body was found, Fresno Police reported.

Additional tests are underway to determine the cause of death and whether the infant was alive at birth.

The parents’ identities and the circumstances leading to the infant being left at the location remain unknown.

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Detectives are appealing to the public for any information on the case.

Valley Crime Stoppers has increased the reward to $5,000 for information about those involved.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 598-STOP (7867), where they can remain anonymous. Alternatively, they can reach out to the Fresno Police Department or Homicide Detectives J. Espinoza at (559) 621-2415 or V. Miranda at (559) 621-2452.

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Anthony W. Haddad, who graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with his undergraduate degree and has an MBA at Fresno State, is the Swiss Army knife of GV Wire. He writes stories, manages social media, and represents the organization on the ground.

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