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Memorial service planned for infant Kimball Doe, found near North Bend

This burp cloth was found near the body of an infant, dubbed Kimball Doe, discovered last week in a wooded area near North Bend Way. Sheriff
This burp cloth was found near the body of an infant, dubbed Kimball Doe, discovered last week in a wooded area near North Bend Way. Sheriff's deputies are investigating the abandonment of the newborn, and seeking tips from the public.
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The Tears Foundation and SAVE (Stop Abuse and Violence Everywhere), working with Snoqualmie Valley Alliance Church, King County Sheriff's Office and Eastside Fire and Rescue, have organized a memorial service for Kimball Doe, the baby girl who was found dead near North Bend on Wednesday, Feb. 12.

The local service is 1 p.m. Saturday, March 15, at Snoqualmie Valley Alliance Church, Fall City.

Interment is planned for later at afternoon at the Bonny Watson Angel of Hope Monument, 16445 International Boulevard, at SeaTac.

Police continue to seek leads in the death of the baby, who was found by a walker in a wooded area close to North Bend Way. The baby was named Kimball, due to the closeness of the Kimball Creek bridge.

Officers found a towel and a burp cloth with the child's body. Callers can reach the King County Sheriff’s Office at 206-296-3311, or remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 by calling Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS.

In Washington, there are other choices and options for the parents of newborns who are in a desperate situation. The Safety of Newborn Children Law allows for babies under 72 hours old to be left with qualified personnel at hospital emergency departments, fire stations during hours of operations, and federally designated rural health care clinics. Police will not be called for infants less than 72 hours old.

The Snoqualmie Fire Station and the Snoqualmie Valley Hospital both accept newborns less than 72 hours old to save the lives of unwanted newborns in danger of abandonment and to help preserve the health and future of their mothers.

 

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