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Case Information

Unidentified
1979-1914
October 21, 1979 18:10
December 03, 2011 16:00
April 24, 2014 08:55
December 08, 2011 04:43

Local Contact (ME/C or Other)

Milwaukee Cnty Med Examiners Ofc
414-223-1200

Case Manager

Michael Simley
414-223-1200

Demographics

Fetus
0 years
1 years
White
Male
3, Measured
12, Measured

Body Parts Inventory (Check all that apply)

Not recognizable - Charred/burned

1979 to 1979
Days

Circumstances

Location Found

Incinerator in the Basement at
3953 North Maryland Avenue
Shorewood
Wisconsin
53211
Milwaukee
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.

Physical

Unknown or Completely Bald
None
None, the deceased is an infant.
None, the deceased is an infant.
Unknown or Missing
Unknown or Missing


Medical

Umbilical cord is still attached.

Fingerprints

Fingerprint information is currently not available

Clothing and Accessories


Body is nude.
None.
None.
None.
None.
None.

Dental

Dental information / charting is currently not available

DNA

Guidelines for Collection of DNA
Samples submitted - Tests not complete

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Contacts

Local Contact

Milwaukee Cnty Med Examiners Ofc
414-223-1200

Case Manager

Michael Simley
414-223-1200

Regional Administrator

Lori Bruski
Lori.Bruski@unthsc.edu
817-718-7904

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