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Abandoned Twin Falls baby to be buried tomorrow


TWIN FALLS — A newborn baby girl found dead inside a diaper bag and abandoned on the side of a road will be laid to rest tomorrow.

‘Angel Rose,’ the name chosen by sheriff deputies after they decided the infant deserved a better name than ‘Baby Jane Doe,’ will be memorialized at Parke’s Magic Valley Funeral Home in Twin Falls.

The newborn was found dead on a bridge south of Twin Falls on New Year’s Eve.

An obituary, printed in the Twin Falls Times-News, reads:

“Although this dear baby leaves our presence with parents unknown, she has been adopted by the community of Twin Falls and will forever be known as their child. A life so precious and brief; she will be remembered by many.”

‘Angel Rose’ will be buried in a gown that was donated by a woman from the community, according to the Twin Falls-Times News. The newspaper reports she will be laid in her casket by Ray Dennis, the deputy who found her.

The obituary states a “baby shower” will be held before the service. New unwrapped baby items will be collected and donated to the Stanton Health Care Pregnancy Resource Center and other agencies that assist new mothers.

The funeral will be held at Parke’s Funeral Home, 2551 Kimberly Rd, at 11 a.m. Both the funeral home and cemetery said they would cover all costs of the funeral and burial, according to the Twin-Falls Times News.

Investigators say they are following leads in the case but no suspects have been named.

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