This is the way the newborn was described by the Winnebago County coroner. This little boy was disposed of as one would a rotting bag of potatoes, mixed in with items people are through with and want taken from their homes. This is so very sad.
This child would have been loved. I want to believe this was the act of a young teen brought on by unfounded desperation and fear. Who knows what promise the boy’s future could have held? We will never know now but as I said earlier there would have been those who loved him unconditionally. If there is any consolation in this it has to be he is indeed now experiencing the ultimate love in the presence of God. He died having never sinned or even having an unclean thought. This baby boy was truly an innocent.
This is a post I didn’t want to write but the subject can’t be ignored. I can think of nothing in the 25 years Fran and I have lived here that is more distressing if it is proven the infant is from our community. All we can do now is pray that the person that did this will understand how wrong it was and anyone else contemplating such a thing will understand this is not the way to solve a “problem”. We don’t need to pray for Noah now. He is in good hands.