Memorial service planned for abandoned infant

09/04/2013 12:00 AM

09/04/2013 7:56 AM

The public is welcome to attend a brief burial service for a newborn whose body was found earlier this summer in a Roseville park.

The service will be held 10 a.m. Sept. 18 at the new Auburn Public Cemetery, 1040 Collins Drive, Auburn.

The still-unidentified baby girl, her umbilical cord still attached, was found July 8 by park maintenance workers in bushes at Saugstad Park near Douglas Boulevard and Interstate 80.

The baby was wrapped in a blanket and plastic bag inside a box. The infant appeared to have been dead for a few days.

Roseville police said in a news release that there were no signs of traumatic injury to the baby and that she may have been stillborn.

The cause of death is still not known, pending a final autopsy report. Nobody has come forward to identify the baby.

Call The Bee's Bill Lindelof, (916) 321-1079. Follow him on Twitter @Lindelofnews.


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