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The newborn twins were laid to rest on Saturday after a funeral service organized by New York City police officers, who are still working to find the man who killed the boys nearly a year ago. .

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About 20 NYPD officers were attended by police at services at a Bronx funeral home for unidentified twins named Zeke and Zane. The boys were placed in a white coffin decorated with white flowers and a blue bow. Four officers were saluting the coffin after it was placed in the coffin.

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“I’ve never seen a case like this,” said Lieutenant William O’Toole, commanding officer of the Bronx Homicide Unit. told the New York Post. “These were two newborn babies who were full-term and then put in garbage bags and thrown into rat-infested backyards. They had small body fractures. It weighed heavily on every detective working on the case.” “

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The superintendent of the Bronx apartment building discovered the bodies of the boys in the building’s courtyard on November 9, 2020. The medical examiner determined that the children died of blunt force trauma.

O’Toole said police continue to work on the case every day and hope to eventually find a DNA match. The NYPD is offering a bounty for information on the case.