Thursday, May 3, 2012

Police identify dead baby found in refrigerator (Houston, Texas)

Appears UNNAMED DAD attempted a murder-suicide, then failed at the suicide part.

Police identify dead baby found in refrigerator
Lindsay Wis, Houston Chronicle
Updated 11:46 a.m., Thursday, May 3, 2012

Houston police have identified the 6-month-old baby found dead in a refrigerator on Wednesday as Joseph Elijah Mouton.

Joseph's cause of death is pending an autopsy by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

The baby's father, whose name has not been released, called 9-1-1 Wednesday morning about 8 a.m. to report suicidal thoughts, police said. When emergency personnel arrived at his apartment in the 7100 block of Beechnut in southwest Houston, they found the father unresponsive on the floor.

As paramedics started to work on him, he yelled that he had killed his baby, police said.

Officers searched the apartment and found the infant dead in the refrigerator, wrapped in a blanket, police said.

The father was taken to Ben Taub General Hospital for self-inflicted injuries. He remains there under guard.

No charges have been filed in the case, which remains under investigation.