On May 11th, the body of an infant girl was found alongside Interstate 37, within sight of downtown San Antonio, by a Texas Department of Transportation crew cutting grass and weeds on the right of way. The body had been stuffed into a piece of luggage, and apparently thrown from a car.
Now, a San Antonio woman, Pamela Allen, has stepped forward to raise money for a funeral for the little unknown girl, when the body is released by the Bexar County medical examiner next month.
Allen has been there before. In December of 2013, she provided a funeral for the body of an infant boy, dubbed “Baby Noel” when his body was found at a Waste Management recycling center. The child’s mother, Nine Alvarado, is an illegal alien from Honduras, and faces a capital murder charge in the boy’s death.
Ms. Allen is working with the Summit Christian Center in holding the funeral and providing a memorial service. She held a Wednesday fundraiser at Joe’s Crab Shack along I-10 on the city’s northwest side. There has been no official word on what the funeral will cost.
According to a story in the San Antonio Express News, “The Baby Moses Law, or Safe Haven Law, allows parents who have children they can’t take care of to surrender them to someone who works at a designated safe place, such as a hospital, police, fire or EMS station in Texas. If a child is surrendered this way, parents are not questioned or charged with abandonment or endangerment.”