“Easton’s parents were blessed with just a little over 5 hours before he went to his heavenly home at 8:20 am. Easton experienced holding hands and hugs and kisses with his mommy and daddy and being told uncountable number of ‘I love yous,’” read the obituary that ran in Johnstown’s Tribune-Democrat on July 12.
One friend who doubted baby Easton’s existence reported her suspicions to police. A search warrant of the couple’s home yielded a “life-like newborn baby doll” that appeared to match photos posted to social media. Police even found an urn with “Easton Walt Lang” etched into it. (Here’s a picture of the baby doll.)
A GoFundMe campaign launched after the baby’s “death” had received 15 donations totaling $550, which will be returned to the donors.