More than four months after a newborn girl was found dead in a cardboard box along a Southern California highway, community members came together Thursday to pay their respects as authorities continue the search for the girl’s relatives.
A group of donors raised funds to provide a burial service for the girl, who’s known as “Baby Jane Doe.”
She was discovered July 27, wrapped in a t-shirt with stripes and a floral pattern near Interstate 15 in Corona, located east of Los Angeles.
Jon Castillo, a Corona police chaplain, led about 70 people in prayer near the tiny, flower-draped casket Thursday, the Press-Enterprise reported.
“Every person who walks the planet is born in God’s image, and she had inherent value and worth,” he told those gathered at the service. (Read more from “‘Baby Jane Doe’ Funeral Held for Newborn Found, as Cops Still Searching for Relatives” HERE)