2 newborns found in the trash in the twin counties still on the cold case list

Perhaps the saddest two unsolved murders in the Twin Counties are of two babies dumped in the trash.

In 1994 a dead baby was found in the Tarboro landfill and in 2007 a dead baby was discovered in a dumpster behind a grocery store in Rocky Mount.

The cases are unrelated other than the depravity of parents who threw away their infant children.

Landfill workers found the body of a newborn baby Feb. 25, 1994. The baby was never given a name, just a case number. He’s described as a 1-day-old black male weighing six pounds and 21 inches long. The baby had black hair and brown eyes, according to the N.C. State Medical Examiner’s Office in Raleigh.

Garbage around the baby’s body most likely came from Tarboro, Pitts Crossroads or Crisp.

Nicknamed John Nash, the baby found in 2007 is described as a white male infant who was two days old when he died. He still had his umbilical cord attached. The baby was found Feb. 2, 2007, by a homeless man rummaging through a dumpster behind the Food Lion on Harbour West Drive.

The baby was found wrapped in a white T-shirt stuffed in a yellow Cheetos bucket from Sam’s or BJ’s, but not sold in the region at the time.

A Facebook page is set up for Baby Nash —–>>>> https://www.facebook.com/BabyJohnNash/

The risk of homicide is 10 times greater on the first day of life, according to the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services.

Who were the mothers of these babies? The women would have been pregnant for nine months prior to the babies being found. Does anyone remember someone being pregnant in 1993 or 2006, but mysteriously not having a baby?

If you have any information please contact Fighting Crime at 252-406-6736.


Photo of Cheetos bucket