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Associated Press, Published May 05 2012

No charges sought in Minn. case of newborn buried in backyard

CYRSTAL, Minn. — Hennepin County authorities say there's not enough evidence to file charges following an investigation into a newborn baby whose body was found buried in the backyard of a Crystal couple.

County Attorney Mike Freeman says there were conflicting stories of whether the baby had been born alive.

Authorities learned of the baby's death in late February after investigating a domestic incident at the home. A man eventually told police he had buried a dead baby in the backyard in 2008.

Police thawed the ground and dug up the remains, which investigators say were of a baby born after 30 to 38 weeks of gestation.

Crystal police Chief John Banick said in a statement Friday that evidence wasn't found to move forward with criminal charges.

The case is now considered closed.