Dead Babies in Cars

Dead Babies in Cars

On Tuesday, July 23rd of last year a white 93′ Mazda MX3 pulled into the Broadway Auto & Exhaust shop in Shelby, Ohio. A 17-year-old girl and her mother had brought in the car in for some minor repairs, after noticing that the car’s front end was acting a bit odd.

Ron Hamilton, the auto shop’s owner began working on the car when he realized he needed a tool to remove the front tires. He figured, as in every previous car he’d worked on, that the tool he needed would be somewhere in the car, likely the trunk. So popped it open to see if he could find what he needed.

Dead Baby in TrunkAlmost immediately the smell hit him. He figured that some sort of critter must have crawled into the trunk and died so he tried to find it, but soon it became clear that the smell was coming from a box of copy paper that was closed with a lid. He removed it and placed it near a trash can and figured he’s call the teen’s mother and tell her about the strange-smelling box, but she claimed to know nothing about the box and asked Hamilton to throw it away.

Hamilton was about to throw away the box but decided he’d take a look first. He used a stick to pry the cardboard lid off and was horrified by what he saw. Inside the box, wrapped in a towel, was a dead baby girl. He would later describe what he saw in an interview for USA Today

There was a foot and an arm and half a body of a baby inside the towel. My guess would be eight or nine months, about two feet long.

Police would later learn that the baby was a result of the 17-year-old’s unwanted pregnancy, and that neither the mother nor the child’s alleged father had known about the pregnancy. A more horrifying fact that was discovered during the investigation is that the teen had been driving around in the car for almost nine months with her child’s dead body in the trunk.

Dead Baby in Trunk

No arrests were made and it is likely the police were unable to prove that the child was born alive.

A case like this of a young girl’s unwanted pregnancy and stupid series of decisions is sad, to say the least, but surely this is not quite as unfathomable as when willing parents simply forget about their children and leave them in the car to die. Such a case occurred in September of last year.

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  • Charlie Red

    Anti abortion laws and crazy religious parents create these tragedies.

  • Robin Johnson

    oh my God! seriously? what a selfish girl! there is no such thing as an unwanted pregnancy! every child is wanted by someone…if the birth mother don’t want it and the birth father don’t want the responsibility of a child…choose adoption, you nincompoops!

    • Slate_Fistcrunch

      You can’t be this naive.

      • Robin Johnson

        what do you mean? seriously? i have PCOS, the LEADING CAUSE of INFERTILITY! people need to grow up, take responsibility of their actions, and be role-models for their children and the children around them!

        • M

          Fertile women are not baby factories. How gross can you be? Why don’t YOU stop being selfish and adopt an older child instead of pining for a baby?

          • Robin Johnson

            all women want one of their own..their own flesh of their flesh, bone of their bone, blood of their blood…..i did not say fertile women were baby factories! i was saying that when women get pregnant (without even trying), they need to own up to their actions. i would love to adopt, and i will, as soon as i am married….i will have 6 kids: 1 girl, 2 twin girls, one boy, one boy, and an angel baby (another boy)..

          • Slim

            As a woman who firmly does NOT want children, biological or otherwise, EVER, you are wrong. So is your insistence that all pregnancies must result in babies. You have no idea what medical and financial circumstances the pregnant person is in (newsflash: pregnancy is expensive, and terminating an unwanted pregnancy is not) and even if you did, it’s not your body. It’s not your decision. And it’s not your place to preach at them. Plus, the foster system is far from perfect. Children are regularly neglected and abused, and older children are very often passed over because they are “broken.” This is fact. It happens every single day. Many people would rather terminate a pregnancy than risk dooming a child to a life of misery. For many people, abortion IS “owning up” to their actions. If it even WAS their actions. Rape babies exist.

            And the fact that you’re picking your future children based on some weird fantasy ideal you have of your brady bunch dream family instead of their needs and your ability to care for them is, frankly, disturbing to me.

            Sincerely, the child of an adoptee, the niece of an adoptee, the cousin of adoptees. And all of us pro-choice.

          • Robin Johnson

            i am an adult survivor of child abuse. not all of you are pro-choice. there are adoptees out there, ( a really good majority) that is pro-life.

            i am not saying that rape babies don’t exist. they do, i have an older sister who was conceived in rape.

            pregnancy should not have to be expensive. we are devaluing human life by making it inexpensive to kill.

            i am not picking my ‘future children’ as you put it, i would love to adopt, and will partake in that adventure someday.

            if you don’t want children, then have a hysterectomy, just remove your uterus…keep your ovaries for the hormones.

            i am also a pcos (infertile) sufferer. a friend of mine told me at a real fragile time (since my birth, i was a sensitive person) after being dx’d with pcos, she told me she was prg…fighting with the father…and leaning towards abortion..she told me to keep her prgy, and her final decision-abortion- a secret…it took a devastating effect on me. i mourned his death. i remember daily who he was, i try to think about the mile stones he would be growing into… <3 he would have been 2 last month. this past May, his mother delivered a healthy baby boy, who shares the same middle name as her first son.

            Abortion does more than just kill a baby, it hurts the woman emotionally and also affects the lives of those around her… i am an excellent example of a statistical number that is rarely if ever counted-the father, grandparents, friends and other family members are all affected by one decision. It's the ripple in the pond from throwing in a tiny stone.

          • Robin Johnson

            “A man stole my body and society wants to steal my baby” ~from a rape victim

            “I’m worse than the rapist for murdering my child. I was attacked and allowed to live but I killed my own baby.” from a rape victim who chose abortion

          • Robin Johnson


            When a search result for “abortion help” allowed Online for Life to connect Tasha with a nearby clinic, Tasha didn’t hesitate. “I called and got the address and put it in my GPS. And then I drove there.” Tasha arrived at a life-affirming pregnancy center, where the welcoming warmth and compassion of the staff drew her in. “I had a confirmation test and ultrasound that verified my pregnancy. I was also counseled about all of the options available to me.”

            Leaving the life-affirming pregnancy center still feeling uncertain about her decision, Tasha used her GPS to locate another clinic in her area. Surprisingly enough, Tasha drove to what she thought was a different address on her map, and arrived at the same life-affirming pregnancy center.

            Just like what she’d experienced at her first visit, the staff welcomed Tasha, spoke encouragement into her situation, and continued to talk with her about LIFE.

            As days passed and Tasha continued to vacillate between choosing LIFE and abortion, she decided she would visit one last clinic. Not recognizing the address that popped up, Tasha followed her GPS’s directions only to arrive back at the front desk of the same life-affirming pregnancy center a third time.

            “I decided then that God was trying to tell me something,” Tasha says.

            Once again the staff listened as Tasha discussed her fears and trepidation about facing another difficult pregnancy. But as they discussed her options, Tasha’s fears began to wane.

            This time, instead of dreading a difficult pregnancy, Tasha felt empowered and equipped to take on the challenge, thanks to the encouragement and care she received at her local life-affirming pregnancy center. “The journey was indeed a challenging one because the health issues were once again present during this pregnancy. However, the reward arrived on September 11, in the form of a beautiful baby girl.”

            To this day, Tasha credits Online for Life and the amazing life-affirming pregnancy center workers for helping to save her youngest daughter, Bethany. Online for Life helped guide Tasha to a local life-affirming pregnancy center, where she was loved and cared for on three separate occasions. “The center’s staff and I decided that my GPS was a ‘God Positioning System.’”

            Similar scenarios — like Tasha and Bethany’s — are repeated thousands of times every day in America. A woman searches the Internet about abortion, but Online for Life, often the first contact she finds, helps guide her to a local life-affirming pregnancy center where she receives the compassionate care she needs to make a fully informed decision regarding her pregnancy.

          • Robin Johnson


            How has being the sibling of aborted babies affected you?

            It’s taken me a while for it to sink in that I’m a sibling of aborted babies….and to accept and own that grief. it seems a lot of resources exist when the abortions are because of the mother…but very few understand what it’s like to be in my shoes. As well as being the sibling of aborted babies I have 3 babies myself lost to miscarriage and it’s made me come to terms with aspects of those losses too.

          • Robin Johnson

            odd is it not? that most pro-lifers were adopted themselves!

            Over 24,000 cars saw our ‪#‎prolife‬ signs today at our Witness for Life event in Chicago. Many more positive responses than negative. We gave out so many Live Action pro-life magazines, that we ran out – we handed out 427! We also gave out a number of gift bags to women, overcoming the unnecessary and truly anti-choice barriers created by ‪#‎abortion‬clinic escorts and offering free life-affirming help and support (there’s nothing “pro-choice” or “pro-woman” about abortion clinic escorts trying to prevent women from learning about free help and support which is exactly what they do).
            One person drove up and, instead of engaging us in real conversation, angrily asked us how many kids we’ve adopted. The answer is many in our pro-life community have adopted kids. I came over by the car and calmly asked if she believes all human life has value. She started cursing and swearing. She drove off quickly yelling and angry. Some of the courageous young pro-life women that are with us are adopted, which raises the question if they hadn’t been adopted or couldn’t have been adopted for some reason, would she prefer these young women be aborted? What a horrible thought. How could that possibly be a pro-woman stance? We didn’t have an opportunity to converse about that because she was too angry to engage in a dialog.

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