By Peony Yip
In the 1970’s two men were looking for bait near Delaware River. What they found instead was a bag containing the decomposing remains of a baby girl. The baby, only a few weeks old, was never identified and was buried in Oskaloosa’s Pleasant View Cemetery, where it has remained mostly forgotten and without a stone marker. It was found the baby was placed in the bag while still alive.
There isn’t much known about the infant or who did the crime. But at the very least a grave marker for the unidentified baby girl was donated by Hutton Monuments of Topeka in 2004.