Funeral held for newborn found dead in North Bend

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by ADAM MERTZ / KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on March 15, 2014 at 5:22 PM

Updated Saturday, Mar 15 at 6:29 PM

FALL CITY - A community came together to remember a newborn girl found dead in North Bend last month.  Dozens packed Snoqualmie Valley Alliance Church Saturday for a memorial for the infant known as Baby Kimball.

“We have an opportunity to look at what her life does mean and will mean,” said chaplain Marty Benedict.

Baby Kimball was named after the bridge she was found near in February. She was left in the woods 10 feet off the road and was wrapped in a towel with her umbilical cord still attached.  The King County Sheriff’s Office is investigating her death.

“We can speculate about why she was put there and all of the circumstances involving her death, but we don’t know and those are questions that we have to have answered,” said Sgt. Katie Larson.

After a memorial at the church, Baby Kimball was laid to rest at a cemetery in SeaTac. The Tears Foundation and the organization Stop Abuse and Violence Everywhere helped put together the memorial.

“It is a beautiful life no matter how short,” said North Bend resident Breanna Bates.

Authorities have not been able to identify the baby. The King County Sheriff’s Office is encouraging anyone with information about Baby Kimball's death to contact authorities.

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