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

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