‘Baby Boy Horry’ honored on fourth anniversary of his death; abandonment still under investigation

12/03/2012 8:13 PM

12/03/2012 8:14 PM

CONWAY | Four years ago Tuesday, the body of an infant was found in a blue-and-white Bath and Body Works bag in a ditch alongside S.C. 544.

As he has been each year since, “Baby Boy Horry” was honored Monday in a memorial service designed to call attention to what remains an unsolved crime. About 40 people gathered to for the service led by the Rev. Wayne Brown of Diversified Ministries in Myrtle Beach.

“He's Horry County's baby, so I feel like he's my baby. I didn't know him, but I love him as my own,” said John Brown. He and his daughter Mary Brown and grandson Shawn Brown, 8, were among those gathered at the grave in Hillcrest Cemetery.

They and other onlookers, including some members of the Rolling Thunder motorcycle chapter, joined hands and sang “Silent Night” in honor of the abandoned baby.

The baby was Caucasian, and could have survived if he’d been given the proper care, Horry County Coroner Robert Edge said. Anyone with information can call police at 915-TIPS. Callers can remain anonymous.

--Steve Jessmore

Editor's Choice Videos

Join the Discussion

Myrtle Beach Sun News is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Terms of Service