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Mother arrested for Murder by Neglect

February 08, 2005 00:00



On Monday, February 7, 2005, at 11:02 am, officers were dispatched to an apartment in the 5700 block of North Kerby Avenue to check the welfare of a newborn baby. Officers arrived and discovered the body of a baby girl that appeared to have been born and then abandoned. Homicide Detectives were called to the scene and began a death investigation. During the investigation, detectives contacted the occupant of the apartment, 32-year-old, Beverly Joy Bacon. Detectives and Criminalists from the Police Bureau processed the scene and Homicide Detectives interviewed Bacon. Late Monday evening, detectives arrested Bacon on one count of Murder by Neglect and transported her to the Justice Center Jail. Bacon is scheduled for arraignment later today.

On Tuesday, February 8, 2005, the Multnomah County Medical Examiner conducted an autopsy and was unable to determine the specific cause of death. The Medical Examiner has concluded that the manner of death was Homicide.

Anyone with information in this investigation is asked to call Detective Mike Geiger at (503) 823-0768 or Detective Brian Grose at (503) 823-0757.

This investigation is continuing.



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