Partly Cloudy
14°FPartly CloudyFull Forecast

Babies found dead in Illinois car to be buried

Published: Sunday, June 8, 2014 10:38 p.m. CST

ROCKFORD – A northern Illinois coroner says her office is burying the remains of two baby girls found beneath garbage in the trunk of their mother's car to "give them some dignity."

Winnebago County Coroner Sue Fiduccia tells the Rockford Register Star they'd been "thrown away like trash."

They'll be buried Wednesday at the Calvary Cemetery west of Rockford.

Detectives found their skeletal remains in 2009 while examining Katie Stockton's car. Stockton's serving a 50-year prison term in the death of another daughter, called Baby Crystal.

During five years of a still-ongoing investigation, the two girls' remains were kept in Fiduccia's office. A recent court order allowed her to bury them.

Fiduccia says the babies are "already in God's arms" but now she and others can "lay their remains to rest."

Get breaking and town-specific news sent to your phone. Sign up for text alerts from the Daily Chronicle.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Watch Now

Player embeded on all DDC instances for analytics purposes.

Nov. 24 Rod Carey press conference

More videos »

Reader Poll

What is your favorite traditional Thanksgiving food?
Turkey
Stuffing
Green bean casserole
Pumpkin pie
Cranberry sauce