The newborn was discovered on March 11, 2007 on Applegate Lane near the intersection of Long Beach Circle and Roberts Drive, police said. The boy who found him was on his way to a friend’s house around 5 p.m. and picked up the bag out of curiosity, then looked inside, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution previously reported. What he saw made him run home with the bag, and his father called the police.
An autopsy determined that the 4.3-pound infant, whose umbilical cord was still attached, died of malnutrition and exposure. The case is being treated as a homicide.