Community host vigil for baby found in a trunk

(Photo: SBG San Antonio.)

SAN ANTONIO -- A community is coming together to remember the life of a baby found in a trunk during a drug raid on the city's west side.

Bexar County deputies found remains of a baby "beyond decomposition" during a drug raid on the West side early Tuesday evening.

Deputies were executing a narcotics search warrant at a home near Gunsmoke and Bronco Lane. During the search, a trunk was found inside a closet and the body of a badly decomposing baby was found wrapped in a blanket within.

The baby, potentially less than a year old, was wearing a diaper and baby clothes. It's unknown how long the baby had been dead, but Sheriff Javier Salazar said the body was completely dried out. It's unknown if the baby's death was a homicide.

Deputies say all 12 people found in the home have been released and no arrests have been made. An autopsy has been ordered for the child's body.

A child abuse awareness advocate used the vigil as an opportunity to remind people about the Baby Moses Law, which allows parents to surrender their babies younger than 60 days at a hospital, fire station, free-standing emergency center, or EMS station.

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