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Body of baby boy in 1989 Wisconsin cold case to be exhumed

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — Authorities in southeastern Wisconsin plan to exhume the body of a newborn baby who was found dead nearly 27 years ago.

The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Office said Monday that detectives have developed a person of interest in the cold case and want to obtain DNA evidence.

Trappers found the boy’s body beneath the Des Plaines River Bridge in the Town of Paris on Nov. 9, 1989. An autopsy determined the baby was born alive and his death was ruled a homicide.

The sheriff’s office says the case was reopened about a year ago when new information became available.

The infant, named Baby John Doe, was buried in a cemetery in the Town of Randall. Detectives have received approval to exhume his body, and the exhumation will take place Thursday.

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