Dead newborn found in flowerpot at cemetery

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Investigators are trying to identify a newborn baby found buried in a flowerpot at a Carrollton cemetery.

Police said a caretaker at the Perry Cemetery on Perry Road found the baby girl after he spotted an out of place flowerpot and found the body of the baby beneath the soil in the pot.

The cemetery believes the flowerpot was placed on the grounds sometime between Feb. 27 and March 2. The body was discovered on March 11.

The medical examiner said the girl was between 34 weeks and full term. She weighed just under 6 pounds and still had an umbilical cord attached. It’s not clear how she died and her race was also undetermined.

Further testing will determine if the baby was born alive or stillborn.

Authorities are working to ensure a proper burial for the baby will take place.

Anyone with information is asked to call Carrollton PD Det. Jennifer Cackler at 972-466-3324 or email