There is a renewed push for answers in the 1986 death of a baby found in a trash can in Needham.
DNA technology now exists that could shed light on a case that is more than 25 years old.
A baby girl, known as Fredericka Mary, was found in a trash can by a man collecting recyclables at Claxton Field in Needham on May 11, 1986.
"Based on reports of the time, that were reported in the media, she weighed four pounds, seven ounces, her umbilical cord was still attached. And the reports indicated she was a Caucasian baby," Needham Channel reporter Joe McGinty tells FOX 25's Crystal Haynes.
McGinty has been following this story since 2006.
Needham Police say their department and the Norfolk District Attorney's office are reopening the homicide case of baby Fredericka Mary, posthumously named after police began their investigation.
The baby's death certificate reads "Baby X." Her autopsy results are only available to investigators and next of kin.
Police say they are hoping modern forensic technology, including DNA testing, can provide details they haven't had before.
"There's somebody out in the neighborhood or the town that at the time did not come forward or might have a small piece of information that could help us," says Chief Philip Droney.
Joe McGinty tells FOX 25 that officials indicated they had evidence from the original investigation and that it would be subjected to modern forensic testing.
Norfolk County District Attorney Michael Morrissey says the statute of limitations never expires on murder. He adds that law enforcement officials do not consider cases of this nature "cold."
Needham Police need your help in solving this murder case. If you have any information you are asked to call Needham Police at (781) 455-7570.