STATELINE (WIFR) – The baby boy found decomposing and tossed in a garbage at a Roscoe recycling plant still doesn’t have a known family two years after the gruesome discovery. Detectives say the case of the infant, named Baby Noah is still open and active.
The Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department says they have the baby’s DNA on file and can check it against new inmates. There hasn’t been a match yet. The coroner’s office also has blood samples and the ability to exhume his body. Coroner Sue Fiduccia says that isn’t likely since her office has already done all the testing they can at this time.
“Right now, DNA is the only way we can do it. The parents are not in the system yet, they may be one day, maybe they never will be, we don’t know but at least we’ve been able to put Baby Noah to rest and that’s the most important part. We were able to give him some dignity,” Fiduccia said.
Baby Noah was laid to rest at Calvary Cemetery in Rockford about a week after he was found. Fiduccia says she hopes keeping Baby Noah’s name in people’s minds could lead to someone stepping forward with information to solve the case.