Police search for clues in death of newborn in Hempstead

Police in Hempstead are searching for clues three days after a newborn baby was found dead in the street.

Police say it appears the baby was thrown from a car window on Sunset Drive and was run over several times before the remains were discovered by neighbor Earl Washington as he walked his dog. Officials say the body is in such bad condition that sex and race have yet to be determined.

Officials say a hero's funeral will be held for the child in about two weeks. Washington will provide a first name to the baby, who will be given the last name Hope.

Related Story: Body of newborn discovered on Hempstead street

sorry to interrupt
your first 5 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 5 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 5 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login, create an account or subscribe to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."