RACINE - It has been nearly six months since 23-year-old Breanna Gering dumped her newborn in a dumpster behind a Perkins Restaurant in Racine.
And Racine County's medical examiner Tom Terry says he has been trying to reach her ever since.
"Nobody answered the calls we left voicemails, we left messages and nobody got back to us with a baby's name or anything that we needed as far as a birth certificate or death certificate," said Terry.
So Terry and the director of a Racine funeral home made arrangements to bury the little girl on their own. The funeral was supposed to take place Friday morning, but now that's all been put on hold.
Breanna Gering --- who pleaded guilty to reckless homicide, and is awaiting sentencing in the Racine County Jail --- wants to attend her daughter's funeral.
Deputy District Attorney Rich Ciapete says no way: "She's now been convicted of killer her daughter and throwing her away. It's not appropriate."
In a phone call this evening, Gering's attorney told TODAY'S TMJ4 Gering and her family "never knew the child was available to be buried." Kim said his client is "remorseful" and that they consider this "a private matter."
Now the medical examiner is waiting for word, on whether to go ahead and bury the baby girl: "We felt it was in the best interest of this baby to at least have a decent funeral, have her buried."
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