HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. — A cold case from 2004 is getting some new looks now that Charleston reporter Leslie Rubin has taken it on for a special on WCHS TV, which aired this week.

Rubin said she got a tip about the story when she put out a call for cold cases from across the state.  In a post this week on her social media, she recounts the story:

An 18-year-old mystery of a newborn found in a trash bag along the banks of the Shenandoah River still haunts the town of Harpers Ferry, W.Va., where community members haven’t given up hope in finding out who killed the baby boy and why.
The baby was eventually named Christian, which means “of Christ,” by members of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, who were so moved by the case that they wanted to help arrange a proper funeral for him.
In Baby Christian’s short time on Earth, he had no one. The only arms that may have ever held him were the ones that ultimately threw him to his death.

Rubin has posted a link to the story on her Facebook page.

During an appearance on MetroNews Talkline with Hoppy Kercheval, Rubin talked about what she learned about the story:

Rubin said finding the perpetrator will bring closure to a community with an emotional investment in Baby Christian as well as detectives who have been on this case for nearly two decades:

The link to Rubin’s story can be found at wchstv.com