Baby Found in Westchester was Murdered, May be from Rockland

Police focusing investigation on Spring Valley area

BY BILL DEMAREST

ELMSFORD, NY – A newborn baby found dead at an recycling center on Tuesday was murdered and may have come from Spring Valley, according to Westchester County Police.

New York State Crime Stoppers has contributed $2,500 reward money to assist in the investigation, hoping that the cash would encourage a tipster to provide information leading to an arrest in the baby’s death.

Police are planning to saturate the Spring Valley area with Crime Stoppers posters in hopes of getting information about a woman who was recently pregnant, but is no longer pregnant but does not have a baby.

Westchester County Police Captain Christopher Calabrese said an autopsy today determined the baby was murdered, and the death is classified as a homicide.

“The baby was very new born,” Calabrese said, describing the baby as a boy believed to be of Hispanic descent.

The body was found about 2 p.m. Tuesday by a worker at a recycling facility in Elmsford, with the baby contained in a generic plastic bag. Investigators believe the body was in a truck that dumped a load of materials for recycling.

Calabrese said the link to Spring Valley was made by looking at  materials that were in the recycling load. Some of the content of that recycling load, he said, came from a deli on North Myrtle Avenue in Spring Valley.

Police ask that anyone with information about the baby contact their hotline at 1-866-313-TIPS (8477). All calls are confidential.