The newborn male twins, found dead in November last year in a residential courtyard in the Bronx, were finally buried today by the NYPD, after 11 months without concrete progress in the lurid case.
The babies have been buried without being identified, with no clues as to who their parents were or how they ended up being thrown into the trash in a residential courtyard, where they were found in broad light on the afternoon of November 9 by the superintendent of an apartment building. located in College Avenue y East 172 St.
At the time, NYPD officials said video from the area did not capture who had thrown the bag with the babies’ bodies, which they were naked and dead for less than 12 hours when they were found.
Lt. William O’Toole, Bronx Homicide Commander-in-Chief, announced yesterday that his investigators would join detectives from Precinct 44 in a brief funeral Saturday, followed by a shared graveside service.
“They were identical twin babies,” recalled Lieutenant O’Toole. Being found dead they still had their umbilical cords attached. The medical examiner determined that died of blunt force trauma. They had skull fractures, injuries consistent with a fall, but it is not clear if they were thrown from the roof into the courtyard where they were discovered.
O’Toole’s team has spent nearly a year trying to locate the mother of the babies. “It is a bit difficult to realize what was going through his mind,” he told Pix11. “Was it something you were forced to do?”
“If he walked three blocks, he could have been to the hospital,” Lieutenant O’Toole said. “He could have left him at the hospital, no questions asked.”
The NYPD quadrupled the reward in April, going from $ 2,500 to $ 10,000, looking for clues about the deaths of these newborn twins. Anyone with information about this case should call at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) and in Spanish 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). Also through the page crimestoppers.nypdonline.org or by text message to 274637 (CRIMES), followed by TIP577. All communications are strictly confidential.
In a similar case, also in April of this year A boy and girl twins just six weeks old were found dead inside an apartment in a NYCHA building in Queens and their young mother was arrested.
Authorities remind citizens that New York has a safe haven law, that allows parents surrender a newborn up to 30 days old anonymously and without question, in hospitals, police or fire stations, and other designated spaces. You can also leave it with someone and immediately notify the authorities of the infant’s location.
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.