Norwalk police seek leads in 1974 death of a baby

A baby was found dead in a suitcase in 1974.

A baby was found dead in a suitcase in 1974. (4/11/16)

NORWALK - Norwalk police are looking for leads in the death of a baby in 1974.

Police say a boy found a suitcase while walking home from school on Wilson Avenue near Ely Avenue and brought it home.

They say inside was the body of a baby girl that was only a day old. According to police, the baby died from blunt force trauma to her head.  Police say she weighed 7 pounds 7 ounces and still had her umbilical cord attached.

There isn't much known information about Baby Jane Doe, but several eyewitness accounts have linked the case to a Hispanic woman who was in her 20s.

Officials are hoping pictures of the brick-red suitcase with white trim will spark new leads. They are asking anyone with information to contact them.

Officers say they will be releasing information about a cold case every Monday.

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