Cause of Baby Noah's death ruled undetermined - – Rockford’s News Leader

Cause of Baby Noah's death ruled undetermined


The cause of death for Baby Noah has been ruled undetermined by a Winnebago County Coroner's jury.

A six member panel heard the evidence surrounding the death of Baby Noah, who was found dead on July 13 on a conveyor belt at a recycling facility in Roscoe. The panel found his manner of death to be undetermined, which means there is no way to tell if the infant was born alive.

However, Winnebago County Coroner Sue Fiduccia says her office believes he was, because he had no abnormalities. She also says the cause of death was not able to be determined because the newborn's body was too badly decomposed.

An autopsy carried out on the child was inconclusive, but showed he was full term. Toxicology results came back clear.

The newborn was named by officials after he was found. He was laid to rest on July 20.

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