Baby Boy Doe

31 March 1982

Newborn infant male
Mill Hill Road,  Northfield, VT 
Vermont State Police - Major Crime Unit
Case number:      05A305256

Baby Boy Doe was found dead April 1, 1982, on the side of Mill Hill Road in Northfield, wrapped in a brown bath towel inside a sealed plastic garbage bag. Evidence indicated the boy had been carried full term and born healthy only hours earlier, likely nearby. His death is attributed to exposure to the elements. The identity of his parents remains unknown. The case is unsolved.

In July 2020, detectives with the Vermont State Police started work on an emerging investigative technique involving DNA in collaboration with Parabon Nanolabs that could help shed light on this case. Follow this link to learn more:

Members of the public can help in several ways. Anyone with tips or other information they think could be relevant should contact Capt. Scott Dunlap at, or submit an anonymous tip online.
Additional information can be found on the Justice Drive page established independently by Parabon Nanolabs.

Submit a Tip

If you have any information on this, or any other unsolved homicide, please contact Captain Dunlap at our Major Crime Unit.

Tips may also be submitted anonymously at, or by clicking the Tip Submit image, or by texting keyword VTIPS to 274637 (CRIMES).

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