The newborn was found in the lake in March 2020.
A digital rendering of an unidentified boy who died on Lake Melton Hill in 2020 has been released, hopefully providing useful information on his case.
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children has released an image of the child who has come to be known as “Baby Wyatt.” He was found floating along the bank near Melton Lake Drive and Edgemoor Road in Oakridge in his March 2020.
no one claims him. Oak Ridge Police continue to investigate, and Texas lab Osram is working to identify him through genetic testing and research.
The baby had been dead for less than 24 hours when it was found and was a newborn. He was believed to be about 34 weeks old, according to NCMEC.
According to a poster released by NCMEC, the child had black, thin, thick, curly hair.
Police said he was wearing a long-sleeved dark plaid shirt that had been caught in a rock. Police believe he may have been thrown from a nearby bridge. His umbilical cord was still attached, officials said.
ORPD is working with NCMEC, city spokeswoman Lauren Gray said.
“There is currently no update on the Wyatt case, but it is still considered an ‘ongoing’ investigation,” Gray told WBIR.
Osram, in Woodlands, Texas, has already identified several previously unidentified individuals found in East Tennessee through genetic research.
They are currently working on Baby Wyatt as well as a nude woman found in Melton Hill Lake in March 2000.
If you have information about Baby Wyatt, call Oak Ridge Police at 865-425-4399 or NCMEC at 800-THE-LOST. He can also send tips to ORPD at firstname.lastname@example.org.