Unidentified Infants and Fetuses

 

 
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Case #8 

 
 
 
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NamUs Case Number: 9566
ME Case Number: 1990-0915
 
Race: White/African American
Gender: Female
Height: 20 inches
Weight: 7 pounds, 8 ounces
Age Range: Full Term Fetus (9 months gestation)
 
This full term Unidentified White/African American Female infant was found dead on April 26th, 1990 in the Milwaukee River located in Lincoln Park at 5000 North Milwaukee River Parkway in Glendale, WI. Strangers that were fishing on the edge of the Milwaukee River in Lincoln Park found the fetus when it became snagged on their fishing line that had been cast into the river. Once the strangers reeled in the fishing line, they discovered that the object being reeled in was a human fetus and called the police.     
 
If you have any information or leads pertaining to this unidentified infant, please contact the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office at (414) 223-1200 and speak to an Investigator.  
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 


 

 

 Case #7

 

  

 

 
 
 
 
NamUs Case Number: 7636
ME Case Number: 1986-2148
 
Race: African American
Gender: Female Infant
Height: 1’ 6”
Weight: 7 pounds
Age Range: Full Term Fetus (9 months gestation)
 

This full term African American Female infant was found dead on November 5th, 1986 behind a residence located at 5774 North 72nd Street in Milwaukee, WI. The infant was found by a nearby neighbor who went to investigate a suspicious package. The neighbor discovered that the infant inside was dead and notified the police. 

 

If you have any information or leads pertaining to this unidentified infant, please contact the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office at (414) 223-1200 and speak to an Investigator. 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 


 

 

Case #6 
 
 
 
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NamUs Case Number: 9567
ME Case Number: 1979-1914
 
Race: White
Gender: Male
Height: 12 inches
Weight: 3 pounds
Age Range: 6 months gestation
 
This Unidentified White Male fetus at 6 months gestation was found dead on October 21st, 1979 in the basement incinerator at a multi-unit apartment complex located at 3953 North Maryland Avenue in Shorewood, WI. A tenant at 3953 North Maryland Avenue was placing some cardboard and newspapers in the basement incinerator to be burned and disposed of. After burning the cardboard and newspapers in the incinerator, the tenant raked through the ashes and noticed a solid mass in the ashes. The tenant discovered that the solid mass was the body of a fetus and called the police. Each floor of the apartment complex is equipped with chutes leading to the incinerator and the lobby door of the apartment complex does not lock and is available to the general public.      
 
If you have any information or leads pertaining to this unidentified fetus, please contact the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office at (414) 223-1200 and speak to an Investigator. 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 


 

 

Case #5 
 
 
 
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NamUs Case Number: 9568
ME Case Number: 1973-0426
 
Race: African American
Gender: Female
Height: 8 inches
Weight: 1 pounds, 11 ounces
Age Range: 4 months gestation
 
This Unidentified African American Female fetus at 4 months gestation was found dead outside on February 24th, 1973 between the front and rear houses located at 1513 & 1515 West Center Street in Milwaukee, WI. A stranger who was trying to locate a resident at 1513 West Center Street found the fetus lying on the ground and called the police. No one had been living in the rear house (1515 West Center Street) and it has been vacant for sometime. The front house (1513 West Center Street) had been recently gutted out due to a fire that occurred at the house in morning of February 24th, 1973.     
 
If you have any information or leads pertaining to this unidentified fetus, please contact the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office at (414) 223-1200 and speak to an Investigator. 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 


 

  

Case #4 
 
 
 
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NamUs Case Number: 9575
ME Case Number: 1971-1805
 
Race: White
Gender: Male
Height: 15.5 inches
Weight: 2 pounds, 15 ounces
Age Range: 7.5 months gestation
 

This Unidentified White Male fetus at 7.5 months gestation was found dead on September 11th, 1971 in a trash can that was located in an alleyway near 2436 West Kilbourn Avenue in Milwaukee, WI. The fetus had been wrapped in a “YMCA” towel and then placed in a “Kohl’s” food bag. A stranger found the fetus when he was rummaging through the contents of the trash can. The police were notified and took the fetus to the Milwaukee County General Hospital were he was pronounced dead. 

 

If you have any information or leads pertaining to this unidentified fetus, please contact the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office at (414) 223-1200 and speak to an Investigator. 

 

 

 

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Case #3 

 
 
 
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NamUs Case Number: 9573
ME Case Number: 1971-0370
 
Race: White
Gender: Female
Height: Unknown
Weight: 6 pounds, 7 ounces
Age Range: Full Term Fetus (9 months gestation)
 
This full term Unidentified White Female infant was found dead on February 11th, 1971 in a 55 gallon wire mesh trash can in Pulaski Park located near East Grange Avenue & South Swift Avenue in Cudahy, WI. A stranger walking through Pulaski Park found the fetus inside a shopping bag on top of a filled trash can. The fetus had been wrapped in some fabric, clothes and plastic bags and then placed inside a shopping bag. The shopping bag also contained some hand written essays about buffalos that appeared to be apart of a school assignment. The essays contained no names or any identifying features.     
 
If you have any information or leads pertaining to this unidentified infant, please contact the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office at (414) 223-1200 and speak to an Investigator. 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 


 

 

Case #2 
 
 
 
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NamUs Case Number: 9579
ME Case Number: 1970-2381
 
Race: White
Gender: Male
Height: 8.6 inches
Weight: 1 pound, 5 ounces
Age Range: 6 months gestation
 
This Unidentified White Male fetus at approximately 6 months gestation was found dead on November 16th, 1970 at the construction site of the new expressway leg located at 1320 North Market Street in Milwaukee, WI. The fetus was discovered by a construction worker moving a pile of steel “H-Type” beams. The fetus was found at the bottom of the pile of steel beams.  
 
If you have any information or leads pertaining to this unidentified fetus, please contact the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office at (414) 223-1200 and speak to an Investigator. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 

 

Case #1 
 
 
 
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NamUs Case Number: 9578
ME Case Number: 1970-2364
 
Race: African American
Gender: Male
Height: 8.25 inches
Weight: Approximately 1 pound
Age Range: 6 months gestation
 

This Unidentified African American Male fetus at approximately 6 months gestation was found dead on November 13th, 1970 in a communal toilet at a rooming house located at 4067 North 19th Place in Milwaukee, WI. A tenant at the rooming house went to use the communal toilet and found the fetus in the toilet. The fetus had been preserved in Formalin and was autopsied prior to being found. (Formalin is a liquid used to preserve biological specimens) Residents of the rooming house had no knowledge of the fetus being there and stated that the rooming house is within a block from the Rufus King High School and students frequently use the communal toilet.  

 

If you have any information or leads pertaining to this unidentified fetus, please contact the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office at (414) 223-1200 and speak to an Investigator. 

 

 

Click here to view the full case on the NamUs website

 

 

 

 

 



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