Body Search Abandoned

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) - Police say they've stopped searching for the remains of a Jersey City baby thrown out in a hospital's trash.

Police have been looking for the body of Bashere Moyd Jr. since Jan. 2, when a funeral home worker who went to pick it up at Christ Hospital in Jersey City was told that it was missing.

Police say the body was thrown away with the hospital's trash sometime between Dec. 21 and Jan. 2 and may have been hauled by
train to near Ashland, Ky.

No evidence of criminal wrongdoing was found by police.

Jersey City police chief Thomas Comey says the search was called off because it was "a Herculean undertaking" with little chance of finding the tiny body.

Hospital officials say the baby was delivered stillborn on Dec. 21. The mother initially said the child was born alive.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by Angie Location: Williamsburg,ky on Jan 10, 2009 at 07:56 PM
    This is very sad and my heart goes out to the family.But i think there is something suspisious about this, I'm sure the mother knows whether or not her baby was alive at birth.The hospital staff is covering up something i'm sure .I hope this family sues this hospital .Maybe someone that really knows what happened will be condimed to tell the truth.I hope justice is served.
  • by unknown Location: ky on Jan 8, 2009 at 06:18 PM
    well i fell sorry for the familey of the baby but i think the hospital should be chargedfor the lose of the baby and i dont think they should call the search off
  • by a mom Location: war branch,KY on Jan 8, 2009 at 05:47 PM
    i think they stole your baby a mother would know if her child was a live or not my prayers goes out to this family that would be one sued hospital.
  • by Mom Location: Eastern Ky on Jan 8, 2009 at 05:27 PM
    Just another fine example of what our healthcare system is coming to. It's just a job afterall, leave it at the door on the way out.
  • by no one important on Jan 8, 2009 at 03:25 PM
    very sad story! why are we getting trash from jersey city?
  • by Jeannie Location: East Central,Ky on Jan 8, 2009 at 02:53 PM
    I think this is just awful!! How can a hospital throw a baby away?! Do they have no respect for the dead or their families?? How would they feel if it were their family member? I think the hospital should have their butts sued off!! My prayers are with the family in this horrific time.
  • by Mary Location: LEX on Jan 8, 2009 at 02:38 PM
    It would be interesting to know why the child was stillborn and the financial and marital status of the infant's mother.
  • by Crystal - Cherub Mom Location: Corbin, KY on Jan 8, 2009 at 01:24 PM
    I have lost a child early after birth, and that was hard enough to break anyone's heart, and i hate that ANYONE has to go through it at all...But to have something like this happen!?!? I can't imagine the pain and anger this family is going through. What kind of hospital is this that would loss something so precious like the baby was nothing more than trash...Bless this family with lots of love and comfort through this horrific time.
  • by Eastern Ky. Mom Location: Eastern Ky. on Jan 8, 2009 at 10:02 AM
    I cannot imagine what this poor mother is feeling right now. Just going thru the death of a baby but to find out that it MIGHT be in the trash or it MIGHT have been burnt? My heart breaks for the mother and the family and what they are dealing with right now.


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