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Police: Human Remains Found in Marion Station Belong to Baby Who Died in 1971

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MARION STATION, Md.- Maryland State Police say human remains found Wednesday morning at a construction site in Marion Station are that of a baby who died at birth 45 years ago.

Police said that at around 10 a.m. Wednesday, troopers from the Princess Anne Barrack responded to Landon Store Road to investigate a report of a discovered body.

According to police, a utility company was digging a power line at a home when the excavator located a white medical container approximately two to three feet underground. Inside of the box was what appeared to be a baby blanket with human remains, which contained a hospital bracelet with the word “Baby” written on it, police said. 

Investigators from the Princess Anne Criminal Enforcement Division responded and took over the investigation. Police said it was learned that the previous homeowner was deceased but still had family located in the area. Contact was made with family members and it was discovered that the previous homeowner had a baby that had died at birth in 1971, according to investigators. 

Police further learned that the baby was buried in the front yard of the home near a flower garden at the family’s request. The location where the utility company was digging on Wednesday is where the flower garden was located in 1971, according to police. 

Police said the body was then transported to the State Medical Examiner’s Office for proper burial.

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