Don’t plant family members in the front yard

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Marion Station, Maryland. This old building is one of a few structures that mark a once busy village on the railroad from Crisfield to the main line and markets during the heydays of the oyster.  THE CHESAPEAKE TODAY photo

Marion Station, Maryland. This old building is one of a few structures that mark a once busy village on the railroad from Crisfield to the main line and markets during the heydays of the oyster. THE CHESAPEAKE TODAY photo

Don’t plant family members in the front yard

MARION STATION, MD.  – Maryland State Police report that a utility crew working in the front yard of a residence dug up more than old dirt. They also found some old bones.

The body of a baby that a family had planted in their front yard.

Police say that on Sept. 21, 2016, Troopers from the Maryland State Police Princess Anne Barrack responded to Landon Store Road, Marion Station Md. regarding a report for a discovered body.

A utility company was digging a power line at a residence when the excavator located a white medical container approximately 2-3 ft underground. Inside of the box was what appeared to be a baby blanket with human remains which contained a hospital bracelet with the word “Baby” written on it.

Investigators from the Princess Anne Criminal Enforcement Division responded and took over the investigation. It was learned that the previous homeowner was deceased but still had family located in the area. Contact was made with family members and it was discovered that the previous homeowner had a baby that had died at birth in 1971. The baby was buried in the front yard of the residence near a flower garden at the family’s request. The location where the utility company was digging on today’s date is where the flower garden was located in 1971.

The body was then transported to Medical Examiner’s Office for proper burial.

Marion Station, Md. This old building along the former railroad from Crisfield to the mainline stands idle today. THE CHESAPEAKE TODAY photo

Marion Station, Md. This old building along the former railroad from Crisfield to the mainline stands idle today. THE CHESAPEAKE TODAY photo