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Abandoned Infants Are Siblings

Friday, June 14, 2002

Sheriff Michael W. Neustrom and the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office received additional information Friday regarding the infant that was abandoned at the Carmelite Monastery in March 2002. The Acadiana Crime Lab has confirmed that the African American infant abandoned in March 2002 is a sibling of the African American infant that was found in May 2001 at the same location. The DNA samples from both cases confirmed the relation. If anyone has information about this case, please contact Detective Jody Leger with the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office at 232-9211, or call Crimestoppers at 232-TIPS.

Donna Delahoussaye
Media Relations/Project Coordinator
Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office