Unidentified Newborn-Baby Boy Horry
Artist’s Rendition” Baby Horry”
Unidentified White Male Infant
Date Found: December 4, 2008
Location: near Conway, Horry County, SC
Birth Range: November/December 2008
Approximate age at time of death: newborn – a few hours to a few days
Narrative: The newborn infant was found in the woods off of Meadowbrook Drive, just outside Conway, SC on December 04, 2008. The infant was found in a blue and white colored Bath & Body Works tote bag.
Bath & Body Works Tote Bag
Police urge the public to look for any signs they may remember in women who may have been the mother of the baby. Look for a woman who may have been pregnant in December of 2008. Signs she may have shown after the birth: she may have suffered from dizzy spells, fainting episodes, excessive crying, oversleeping, and an extended menstrual cycle – lasting two weeks or longer. She may have shown these signs in January 2009.
Contact: Sergeant Chip Squires, Horry County Police Department at 843.915.8031
Police hope Baby Boy Horry anniversary brings big break
Nov 29, 2010
CONWAY, SC (WMBF) – Nearly two years after the discovery of a box containing the body of a newborn baby in Conway, Horry County Police say they have yet to identify the parents of the young child.
The child, who was later named Baby Boy Horry, was found on Dec. 4, 2008 by two utility workers in a wooded area off of Meadowland Drive. The discovery rattled both the surrounding community and investigators.
“The pathologist and autopsy told us this child was very viable,” Horry County Coroner Robert Edge said. “If it would have had a little bit of medical attention that a newborn needs when it was delivered, this child would most likely be with us today.”
When the child’s body was discovered in 2008, investigators said it was wrapped in a Bath and Body Works tote bag and stashed in a box. Nearly two years after the discovery, soiled stuffed animals, a weathered cross and baby toys mark the spot of the grim discovery.
“In the beginning, there were a lot of leads [and] tips coming in,” Sgt. Robert Kegler with the Horry County Police Department said. “They’ve trickled off immensely.”
While investigators say they do receive occasional tips relating to the case, Kegler said recent tips have not been concrete enough to lead to the identity of Baby Boy Horry or his parents.
“We are still following any leads that come into our police department and working on those as they come in,” he noted.
Investigators hope the second anniversary of Baby Boy Horry’s discovery will be enough to jog someone’s mind and bring closure to the case.
Edge says a memorial service for Baby Boy Horry has been planned for Dec. 2 at 3 p.m. The service, which is open to the public, will be held at the child’s grave site inside of the Hillcrest Cemetery in Conway.
“We’re trying to keep the memory alive and hope that may draw someone forward in giving us some information [as to] who this baby is,” Edge said.
Whether or not remembering the anniversary of Baby Boy Horry will bring new information in the unsolved case is anyone’s guess. However, both Kegler and Edge says somewhere there is a mother who’s wondering what could have been.
“We know that you miss your child,” Kegler said. “This is a hard thing for you, as well. We just urge you to come forward.”
“It has got to be on her mind every day that she deserted this baby and the baby didn’t live,” Edge added.
Anyone with information on the unsolved Baby Boy Horry case or location of his parents is asked to call Horry County Police immediately. Any and all tips will remain anonymous.
If you have any information on this case please contact CUE Center For Missing Persons at (910) 343-1131 24 hour tip line (910) 232-1687.
All information submitted to CUE Center For Missing Persons is confidential.