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Martin County Sheriff's Office

Dead Infant 'Baby Moses' Cold Case Reopens 33 Years Later

With modern technology like DNA testing, new evidence might be discovered in the 1983 case of an infant found dead in a Florida river.

By Melissa Prax | January 8, 2016

In 1983, an unnamed infant was found dead in a Martin County, Florida, river. And like many cold cases, it went closed for a time.

But Newsy's partners at WPTV report the case has been reopened, and with technology like DNA testing available, new evidence might be revealed — but that might take a few months.

The infant, later nicknamed "Baby Moses," was found drowned in a waterway with a freshly cut umbilical cord.

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Police said during a press conference Friday officials plan to exhume the baby's body Monday.

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