[UPDATED W/ PHOTO] Bloody Mattress, Child's Blanket, a Dumpster, and a Press Conference to Come
That's one scary set of clues, but that's the bulletin from the Boynton Beach Police Department:
A bloody mattress was found in a dumpster behind a Boynton Beach business this morning. A child's blanket was found on top of the mattress. We are asking the media to help us get information and photos of this mattress and blanket to the public in the hopes that someone might recognize it and come forward with information about it and how it ended up in the dumpster.
The press conference begins in 15 minutes.
UPDATE: A photo of the mattress and more details after the jump.
Photo: Boynton Beach Police Department
The latest release:
Two children's blankets (Bratz and Winne the Pooh) were covering the blood, which is still wet and has seeped through the mattress. Brown packaging tape was wrapped around the blankets. Police received a call around 8 a.m. this morning from a business at 3100 S. Congress Avenue. The caller said that a bloody mattress had been found in a dumpster behind the business. Detectives determined that someone dumped the mattress there between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Wednesday. The manner in which the mattress was found is very suspicious. It appears someone was trying to get rid of it quickly. It is our hope that someone will recognize the blankets and call us with information.
Anyone with information is asked to call BBPD Detective Brian Anderson at 742-6115, 1st Sgt. Paul Sheridan at 742-6133 or Crime Stoppers. Anonymous tips can also be submitted via www.bbpd.org
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