Still no leads in case of baby found with angel figurines in Mississippi

Boaters found the body of a baby girl floating in a trash bag earlier this month. Investigators released photos of items found with the baby with hopes someone will recognize them. The items included porcelain angel figurines and a bracelet.
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Boaters found the body of a baby girl floating in a trash bag earlier this month. Investigators released photos of items found with the baby with hopes someone will recognize them. The items included porcelain angel figurines and a bracelet.

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