Abandoned Baby's Death Ruled Homicide

Infant died of hypothermia in January

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    The death of an infant found outside in northeast D.C. on one of the coldest nights of the year is now officially a homicide. Pat Collins has the latest on the investigation. (Published Friday, April 6, 2012)

    The death of an abandoned infant over the winter was ruled a homicide.

    The girl was found late Jan. 15 alone outside in the 3000 block of Channing Street NE, wrapped only in a thin towel in temperatures below freezing. She died from exposure a short time later at a local hospital.

    The medical examiner ruled the death a homicide caused by hypothermia.

    Some neighborhood residents are haunted by the girl’s death, knowing she might have survived a milder night.

    The towel the girl was wrapped in remains one of the few clues police have.

    Police are offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction. Anyone with information about the girl’s death should call police at 202-727-9099 or text a tip to 50411.

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