Items found near dead newborn AR twins could help identify person responsible

Published: Mar. 13, 2018 at 2:21 PM CDT|Updated: Mar. 13, 2018 at 6:26 PM CDT
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(Source: Cross County Sheriff's Office)
(Source: Cross County Sheriff's Office)

CROSS COUNTY, AR (WMC) - Some items found at the place twin babies were found dead may help investigators identify and find the person responsible for their deaths.

Three items found at the same place the children's bodies were found may assist deputies with finding the mother: red Polo pants with elastic waistband, a purple Hi-Pak suitcase with a semi-hard top, and an orange bag with "Tigers 3" embroidered on the side.

"I have always walked along this road and said I'm going to look down in a ditch and find a body floating," Margaret Scott said.

Scott lives along County Road 602 in Wynne, Arkansas. Last month that feeling became a reality when the Cross County Sheriff's Office discovered the bodies of infant twins in a suitcase in a ditch just feet from her home.

"We have seen dead animals, dead deer, but not a dead baby," she said.

Scott said perhaps the saddest part about the brutal crime was that it didn't have to happen. Almost anyone who lives nearby, she said, would've taken care of the babies.

"Why not put them on my porch? They know me. I'll take any baby," she said.

Cross County Sheriff's Office is still in need of leads, and Sheriff JR Smith is asking for the public's help. If you know of anyone who was recently pregnant, but is no longer and doesn't appear to have a child, contact investigators at 870-238-5700.

If you recognize any of the items found, call Cross County Sheriff's Office.

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