The baby, who weighed only four and a half pounds, was wrapped in towels, had a fractured skull and a stab wound to the chest. He also had a barrette clipped to his umbilical cord.
The news sent the community reeling. "The community kind of gelled together and kind of rose up a little bit out of fear. Like, who could have done this in our community?" Sheriff's Detective Karl Yost says.
"I was looking for a monster," he says. "I had no idea who would stab a child, crush its skull, stuff it in a plastic bag, put it in a duffel bag, pile rocks on top of it, zip it shut, throw it in a quarry, never to be heard from again."