DuPage Sheriff still looking for parents of dead newborn

WHEATON (FOX 32 Chicago) - On Sunday, DuPage County Sheriff's deputies were out again, looking for the parents of a newborn baby girl found dead in a backpack.
 
The newborn, whom investigators call "Baby Hope," was found in unincorporated Wheaton in mid-August. Nearby, investigators found a toilet seat cover and a bathroom rug.
 
Police are hoping that new technology can help them crack the case. They have teamed up with a Virginia-based lab that uses DNA to create "snapshot composites" that could show what the child's parents look like. Investigators say the DNA shows that the parents are Latinos. Toxicology results show the mother was using a prescription drug called Lamotrigine, commonly prescribed for epilepsy, bipolar or sleep disorders.
 
Factors like smoking, drinking and eating habits can alter a person's appearance, as could the existence of facial hair or different hairstyles. DNA can't display age or body size, so averages were used for both. 
 
Investigators say they've had plenty of leads in the case, but still need the public's help. If you have information, you can send a text message to 274637; just start your message with the word "SHERIFF." You can also reach out to the sheriff's department over Facebook.
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