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600 E. Walnut Street
Columbia, MO 65201
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 15, 2019
CONTACT: Jeff Pitts
Community Relations Specialist/Public Information Officer
Columbia Police Department
City of Columbia
City of Columbia
Columbia Police seek community help to identify remains of a baby found Aug. 15
(COLUMBIA, MO) - The Columbia Police Department gave a verbal statement to the media regarding human remains found Thursday, Aug. 15 in the 1900 block of N. Providence Road. Assistant Police Chief Jeremiah Hunter issued the following statement:
"The Columbia Police Department in Columbia, Missouri received a call approximately 11:40 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 15, for a report of what appeared to be human remains in the 1900 block of N. Providence Road.
Detectives arrived and determined the remains appeared to be a young infant of less than one year of age.
As a parent myself, this is a very difficult situation for everyone involved, including the investigating officers and our community as a whole. Our investigation will be the voice of this baby and we need your help. If you know of a baby that has not been seen in a while we ask that you check on their well-being and contact us if you have information that could help this investigation. Please call the Columbia Police Department at 573.874.7423 to leave a message or CrimeStoppers at 573.875.TIPS to remain anonymous.
All of this information is preliminary. The cause of death has not yet been determined. We will release more information as it becomes available but we do not have any other information to share at this time.
Again, we need your assistance to give us any leads that might help identify this baby."