Dead Baby Found at Long Island Trash Facility Was Not Born Alive: Report

Wednesday, Oct 30, 2013  |  Updated 11:02 AM EDT
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Police are investigating after a dead baby was found at a Long Island trash facility. Ida Siegal reports

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Police are investigating after a dead baby was found at a Long Island trash facility. Ida Siegal reports

An autopsy has determined that the dead baby found at a Long Island trash facility last week was a girl, and that she was not born alive, according to a published report. 

Nassau County police say they received a call Oct. 22 reporting a baby not breathing found at the recycling center in Lawrence, its umbilical cord still attached. When officers arrived, the infant was pronounced dead. Investigators initially had been probing the death as a homicide. 

The medical examiner's office said Tuesday that the baby girl was not born alive, according to Newsday. Detectives are worried about the mother's physical and mental state and ask anyone with information about her identity to call authorities at (516) 573-6553.

Sanitary District No. 1, located at 1 Bay Boulevard in Lawrence, is one of five independent sanitary districts within the town of Hempstead, according to its website. 

Investigators were looking into whether the child ended up in the facility after being left in the trash along the garbage route that feeds the plant.

The district provides municipal solid waste collection, recycling, transfer and disposal services to more than 50,000 residents and other commercial properties in several Long Island communities.

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