"Baby Daniel" John Doe Infant Male

"Baby Daniel" Grave StoneUpdate: Solved January 2020. Case pending.

On January 17, 2003, a white male infant was found abandoned and deceased in the Western Branch section of the City. The infant was discovered by an eleven year old boy in Western Branch Park between the tennis courts and a wooded area. The baby, who was named "Daniel" by the investigators and the community, was wearing an oversized diaper and wrapped in two blankets. The umbilical cord was still attached leading investigators to believe the birth was recent.

The public is asked to assist in identifying who the child is.

Additional Information

What you can do if you have any information:

If you have any information regarding an unsolved case, your tip can be forwarded to the Crimes Against Persons Squad. You can remain anonymous.

  1. By Telephone via Chesapeake Crime Line at 1-888-562-5887
  2. Visit the Chesapeake Crime Line or with the mobile app "P3TIPS"
  3. Email Cold Case Section
  4. Using the Cold Case Homicide Tip Sheet