Funeral held for newborn found abandoned in cooler
Service arranged by nonprofit draws police, fire officials, community members; police say investigation continues.
Sharon Grill gasped as the tiny white casket was led into Our Lady of the Ridge Catholic Church on Thursday.
The Orland Park resident was one of about 150 people to attend the funeral for an infant none of them knew.
“The baby deserves to be loved,” Grill said about the unidentified newborn found in a cooler at a Chicago Ridge recycling plant this month. Authorities said their investigation into the death is ongoing, and no arrests have been made.