Newborn Girl Found Dead in Washington Heights Alley

The medical examiner is working to determine the cause of death

Wednesday, Nov 30, 2011  |  Updated 6:44 AM EDT
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Newborn Girl Found Dead in Manhattan Alley

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Police are investigating the death of a newborn found in an alley in Washington Heights Tuesday evening.

Officers responded to a 911 call of a baby discovered in the alley of 608 W. 191st St. at about 6:15 p.m., and upon arriving, found a newborn girl unconscious and unresponsive, said police.

Emergency responders pronounced the baby dead on the scene.

The medical examiner is working to determine the cause of death, age and race of the baby, according to police.

The investigation is ongoing.

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