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Infant Laid to Rest 2 Years After His Murder
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LAS VEGAS -- An infant was laid to rest Friday nearly two years after the baby boy was found in a restroom trash can at a Las Vegas Strip resort.

Even though the infant was never identified, members of the community still wanted to make sure the baby was given a proper burial.

No one who attended the somber service at Bunker's Woodlawn Memorial Park ever knew the infant. He has only been known as Baby Boy Excalibur. But they say the tragic circumstances surrounding his short life is something they'll never forget.

The small gravesite gathering consisted only of a few Woodlawn employees. They came to pay their respects to the infant whose real name remains a mystery to homicide detectives still working this case.

"Certainly with a child, no one wants to see this. But it's even more difficult and painful when it involves an infant," said James Millikin with Bunker's Woodlawn.

It was Mother's Day in May of 2008 when an Excalibur housekeeper discovered the infant's lifeless body wrapped in a hotel gift bag and pillowcase. He was stuffed inside a trash can near a bathroom inside the hotel.

Nearly two years after the child's death, authorities decided it was time that the infant received a proper burial.

Bunker's arranged for a quiet service while a Las Vegas florist Dibella's donated a beautiful flower arrangement to mark the grave until a permanent plaque can be made.

"The thought of the baby being born and forgotten and no one knowing who he is, I think that's the worst part for me. It's not knowing who this child was," said Betty Box.

And so it is in the Children's Memorial Garden at Bunker's that the baby infant was laid to rest near a memorial stone that reads, You are not Forgotten.

When that permanent grave marker is made, it will simply read, Baby Boy Excalibur, at least until investigators can determine what his real name was.

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