While the Fairfield Police Department actively and aggressively investigates any and all crimes that happen in our community, we also recognize the importance of dedicating time and resources to solving those cases which have been labeled as “cold cases.” With the passage of time, scientific advancements have enabled the law enforcement community throughout the world to re-examine these cold cases with great success. In cooperation with our State Forensic Lab, Fairfield Police has recently re-opened one such cold case and we continue to investigate other murders that remain, to date, unsolved.
Homicide of an Unidentified Infant
|Date of Incident||March 14, 1986|
On the morning of March 14, 1986, the mutilated body of a 1 day old baby boy was found near a wooded picnic area of Fairfield’s Lake Mohegan Town Park. The death was ruled a homicide by asphyxia and mutilation to the infant’s face was determined to have been post mortem. The infant’s injuries are believed to have ritualistic/ religious meaning, possibly related to a religious practice known as Palo. The case has been re-opened by the Fairfield Police.
In 2011, the Governor’s Office authorized a $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the murder of this infant.