Anthropologist examining remains of baby found in Carlisle yard

Posted at 1:32 PM, Jul 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-20 13:36:03-04

CARLISLE, Ohio - An anthropologist is examining an infant’s remains found last week in the backyard of a Carlisle home, according to Warren County Coroner Dr. Russell Uptegrove.

The anthropologist is trying to determine the age of the remains, Uptegrove said.

The coroner said his department may never know if the baby was stillborn or alive at birth.

A local doctor’s office alerted Carlisle police Friday that a Carlisle teenager might have delivered a stillborn baby, according to a police report. Carlisle police and Warren County Sheriff’s deputies dug up the remains in the backyard  in the 100 block of Eagle Ridge Drive. The remains were taken to the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office for analysis.

Initial reports led investigators to believe the remains were a stillborn baby, but Uptegrove said it’s too early to say.

The baby was buried eight to 10 weeks ago, investigators believe.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Warren County Sheriff's Office at (513) 695-1280.

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