Tests inconclusive about baby’s death

Sam Houston State University has received word from the Texas Department of Public Safety crime lab that tests on items collected in the Sam Houston Village Apartments could not link anyone living there to the baby found dead May 4 in a dumpster behind the apartments or circumstances relating to the baby’s death.

Kevin Morris, who is in charge of the investigation by the SHSU Office of Public Safety Services, said that the investigation continues and he seeks any information from anyone on campus or off concerning the circumstances of the baby’s birth and death.

An autopsy conducted earlier was unable to determine the cause of the death of the baby.

Justice of the Peace Janie Farris said in Aug. that the autopsy could not determine if the baby was stillborn or died after it was born, there was no evidence of substance abuse and no evidence of foul play.

At the end of May, items were collected in the Sam Houston Village apartment for examination by the crime lab, with assistance of the Texas Rangers.

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