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DNA tests prove three abandoned babies are from the same mother

The StarTribune.com reports DNA tests have been released concluding the three babies who were found abandoned in Orosi, Calif., were almost certainly born from the same mother. The mystery of the mother has all 7,300 people in the farm community asking questions.

The first baby was found wrapped in a blanket on an outdoor bench with his umbilical still hanging from his body. "Then, at neat 11-month intervals, two more abandoned babies were found in parked pickup trucks in the same neighborhood."

Kget.com reports the third baby was found dead because of overexposure to the weather. She lived less than a day. All three babies were found within two blocks of each other.

Investigators are not having any luck with the case. They have followed various leads, but nothing has turned up to identify the mother. The Tulare Sheriff’s Department is offering a $5,000 reward to anyone who has information about the case.

http://www.startribune.com/484/story/1086397.html

http://www.kget.com/news/local/story.aspx?content_id=f690bf02-23f6-454b-9869-4752cd2028a4