August 25, 2006
10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF “BABY HOPE” DISCOVERY
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The week of August 20th 2006 marks the 10 year anniversary of the discovery of an infant at the Pueblo Nature Center. The infant, who remains unidentified and on the minds of every Cold Case Unit member of the Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office, was dubbed “Baby hope” by local media. The anniversary is a solemn one for the Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office, but just as her name indicates; “hope” remains the driving factor in a case that the unit members remain determined to solve.
“The advances in technology are incredible” says one of the Cold Case Unit Members, Roger Gomez. “As recently as June we have been actively pursuing leads in this case.” The CCU has sent tissue samples of the infant to the Colorado Bureau of Investigations in an effort to confirm or eliminate possible leads in the case. The caseload of the CBI creates a delay in the immediacy of results, but the Sheriff’s Office anxiously await them.
Pueblo County Sheriff Dan Corsentino, who assembled the Cold Case Unit says, “In 1996, matches in cases like these were primarily limited to blood type but with advances in DNA and the CODIS database, we have the potential to solve one of the most somber cases in the history of the Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office”.http://www.sheriff.co.pueblo.co.us/pio/ind...hp/archives/121