Donations enable burial for baby found in freezer

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Associated Press

Posted on July 3, 2012 at 8:01 AM

Updated Tuesday, Jul 3 at 8:04 AM

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A newborn found dead in an apartment freezer in northwest Ohio is being honored at a public burial service made possible by donations.

The Blade in Toledo (http://bit.ly/MRQhop ) reports a man offered a burial plot that his family had in a memorial park after hearing about the homicide. Thomas Griesinger of Delta says he thought the newborn deserved a burial "in a dignified place."

A funeral home, a flower shop and the memorial park donated services for the Tuesday burial.

A coroner has said the boy was born alive and was strangled and dunked in water. A landlord found the body in April while cleaning out a rental property in Toledo.

The child's parents have been charged in his death.

The newspaper says his maternal grandmother named the boy Alex.

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Information from: The Blade, http://www.toledoblade.com/

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