Storm Lake officials are frustrated with the lack of leads in the case of a dead newborn found at a recycling center. Buena Vista County Sheriff Chuck Eddy says few tips are coming in. They’ve looked into every case they can find of women due to give birth about the time the baby was found, from hospitals and the Department of Human Services. He says they haven’t gotten the big break they need. The sheriff says they’re still waiting for “the main tip” that will lead investigators to the mother of the baby. There is still some evidence they’re waiting on. The state medical examiner’s sent in tests and will have to wait three weeks or more to get back results. Sheriff Eddy says the examiner is still hoping to find out whether the infant was alive after it was born, an estimated 24 to 48 hours before it was found. Eddy says it’s frustrating to not be able to break the case. Eddy says they’re hoping to get that big lead and all they can do is come up with whatever info they can. The infant’s body was found May 30th at the recycling center, though investigators think it was not dropped off there but placed at a recycling pickup point. Some business timecards found near the body are the only clue to where it might have been left.
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