Man charged with illegal disposal of baby's body near reservoir - WFSB 3 Connecticut

ADVERTISEMENT
Bookmark and Share

Man charged with illegal disposal of baby's body near reservoir in Harwinton in March

Posted: Updated:
Benjamin Edgerly was charged in connection with the illegal disposal of the baby's body near the city's reservoir in March. (Connecticut State Police) Benjamin Edgerly was charged in connection with the illegal disposal of the baby's body near the city's reservoir in March. (Connecticut State Police)
  • Man charged with illegal disposal of baby's body near reservoir in Harwinton in MarchMore>>

  • Mother comes forward after baby's body found in reservoir

    Mother comes forward after baby's body found in reservoir

    Thursday, March 23 2017 9:57 AM EDT2017-03-23 13:57:23 GMT
    Thursday, March 23 2017 4:19 PM EDT2017-03-23 20:19:37 GMT
    A baby's body was found in a bag along a reservoir in Harwinton, according to state police. (WFSB photo)A baby's body was found in a bag along a reservoir in Harwinton, according to state police. (WFSB photo)

    State police said they've identified the mother of a baby whose body was found in a reservoir in Harwinton.

    More >

    State police said they've identified the mother of a baby whose body was found in a reservoir in Harwinton.

    More >
  • PD: Dead baby found in a bag in CT reservoir

    PD: Dead baby found in a bag in CT reservoir

    Tuesday, March 21 2017 1:29 PM EDT2017-03-21 17:29:46 GMT
    Tuesday, March 21 2017 10:20 PM EDT2017-03-22 02:20:20 GMT
    A baby's body was found in a bag at a Harwinton reservoir on Tuesday (WFSB photo)A baby's body was found in a bag at a Harwinton reservoir on Tuesday (WFSB photo)

    The body of a baby was found inside a bag along a reservoir in Harwinton on Tuesday morning.

    More >

    The body of a baby was found inside a bag along a reservoir in Harwinton on Tuesday morning.

    More >
HARWINTON, CT (WFSB) -

Connecticut State Police have charged a Bristol man in connection with the illegal disposal of the baby's body near the city's reservoir in Harwinton in March. 

Police charged 21-year-old Benjamin R Edgerly with illegal disposal of a dead body an conspiracy to commit concealment of delivery on Friday. 

The arrest of Edgerly comes after the body of a baby was found at the Bristol Reservoir #4, near Route 72 and Route 4 on March 21. The body was discovered by Bristol Water Department employees, who were inspecting the reservoir. 

The infant was identified after the mother talked to state police. He was a baby boy between 1 and 2 weeks old, state police said.

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will determine the cause of death for the infant. Investigators are still trying to figure out what happened.

Edgerly is being held on a $100,000 bond. He was arraigned at Torrington Superior Court on Friday. 

Copyright 2017 WFSB (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.