New details emerged Tuesday after a building superintendent found two deceased babies on a patio in the Bronx borough of New York City.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, the infants appeared to be newborns, according to law enforcement sources. Both were found behind a building on College Avenue at around 2:40 p.m., police said, near Claremont.
According to NBC New York, both babies were boys. No arrests have been made at this time.
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The New York Post reports that the superintendent of the building, Johnny, said that he saw one of the babies earlier on the morning in question, at around 8:45 a.m., but thought it may have been a toy.
“I didn’t pay it any mind, because I thought it was a toy doll.”
Later in the day, he spotted the baby again and realized that someone had left a human infant on the patio.
“The baby was partially wrapped from the waist up in blue plastic, you know the kind you keep in the house for animals…the blue thing [animal training pad] was wet. I turned it a little. There was a little blood, but it did not soak through.”
Investigators believe that someone threw the twin babies twins from a window in a building close to East 171st Street. They initially thought one of the babies had been stabbed but they now believe the injury may have been a puncture wound during birth.
The other baby had a head injury and a blue string, possibly the umbilical cord, wrapped around his neck.
“These two boys never had a chance,” a law enforcement source reportedly said.
A resident of the building, Osvaldo Volquez, told the Post that he called 911 after spotting one of the infants “curled up in the fetal position.”
“I could see its little hands and feet,” he said. “I don’t know who would do such a thing.”
NYPD Deputy Chief Timothy McCormack said that the responsible party could face charges of disposing of human remains, as well as additional charges, pending an official cause of death.
“We’re asking the public for help. If you can, if you know something, can you please call? It would really help the investigation,” McCormack said.
Anyone with any information is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). You can also submit a tip online at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.
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