Reward offered after body of newborn found in Roseville

Tom Greenwood
The Detroit News

Roseville — Crime Stoppers has joined with the Roseville Police Department in seeking information about the death of a newborn baby boy whose body was discovered last week at a recycling depot in the city.

Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information about the child, who was found Jan. 15 by workers at the ReCommunity Recycling Depot, located in the 30600 block of Groesbeck.

According to the police, it appears the baby boy — whose body showed no obvious signs of trauma — was discarded shortly just after birth as his umbilical cord was still attached.

Many communities use the ReCommunity Recycling Depot, and it is possible the newborn could have come from any jurisdiction in the lower half of Michigan.

Shortly after the depot announced the discovery of the body, it was contacted by the Meridian Police Department, which was working to locate a missing baby in Ingham County.

That case involves Melissa Mitin, 25, who has been charged with murder in the 2013 death of her baby girl. In December, Mitin gave birth to a baby boy who has since gone missing.

In an appearance before a family court judge, Mitin said she “could not recall” where the baby boy is.

Roseville police had a DNA test of the newborn baby boy to determine if it was Mitin’s missing child but the results were negative.

Anybody with information is asked to call the Roseville Police at (586) 447-4483. If you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1 800 SPEAK UP (773-2587.)

(313) 222-2023