CHICAGO RIDGE, Ill. (CBS) — A funeral service was held Thursday in Chicago Ridge for a baby that was discarded and found in a cooler at a recycling center.
WBBM Newsradio’s Mike Krauser reports Chicago Ridge police officers carried the tiny casket holding the body of “Jeremiah Michael” was carried in a slow procession into Our Lady of the Ridge Catholic Church.
“There’s no reason for this to ever happen. It’s so beyond sad. It’s just an absolute tragedy that could have been prevented,” said Susan Walker with the group “Rest In His Arms,” a non-profit that arranges funerals for abandoned babies. “This is the 18th baby that I’ve helped to bury since 2005. It’s too many babies. It’s too many.”