Detectives still seeking public's help in 'Baby June' death investigation

Baby girl found floating in ocean near Boynton Beach Inlet 1 year ago

By Peter Burke - Local10.com Managing Editor

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office detectives are still searching for the killer of a baby girl whose body was found floating in the ocean last year near the Boynton Beach Inlet.

An off-duty Boynton Beach firefighter found the body of the naked infant floating on the Atlantic Ocean side of the inlet June 1, 2018.

Capt. Steve Strivelli said Friday that detectives have received 22 tips from the public and checked 700 newborns in Palm Beach and Broward counties during the "timeframe that we suspect this baby was born," but they haven't produced any leads.

"We still need assistance from the public," Strivelli said.

Strivelli said the medical examiner confirmed the manner of death to be a homicide.

Detectives believe the girl, who is being called "Baby June," was between 4 and 7 days old when she was killed.

Strivelli said "all of the signs are pointing to" the baby having been born at a hospital. Strivelli said he thinks the baby drifted north from Broward County, "but I don't know that for sure."

Sheriff Ric Bradshaw is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.

"This case is not over yet," Strivelli said. "We are still investigating."

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