MARSHALL (AP) -- Nearly 100 people turned out Friday for a funeral for the baby boy who was found dead in April in the public restroom of a Marshall grocery store.
Authorities hoped the 30-minute service at St. Stephen Lutheran Church might lead to some clues as to the whereabouts of the mother, whose identity was not known.
"We can't help but wonder how the mother is doing -- physically, mentally and spiritually," the Rev. David Weeks said.
Troy Jones said he attended the funeral out of respect for the boy, who has come to be known locally as Baby Boy Marshall.
"They needed to have this so everyone could get piece of mind," Jones said. "It helps to know the baby is resting in peace. I don't have to worry. He's in heaven."
After the service, the child's casket was taken to a children's section of the Marshall Cemetery.
The baby boy -- a 7-pound, 21-inch-long Caucasian -- was born and died April 8 in the women's restroom at a Hy-Vee supermarket.
Police are treating it as a homicide and have noted that the mother, under state law, could have left the baby at a local hospital if she did not want to keep it, with no questions asked.
The Marshall Crime Fund was offering a $10,000 reward.
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