Hospital spokeswoman Barbara Davy said the baby was stillborn on Dec. 21 and the body was placed in the hospital morgue. The body was gone when a funeral home employee came to pick it up on Jan. 2.
The baby's mother said he was born alive and died after doctors worked to stabilize him for 20 minutes.
Kalynn Moore's attorney, Michael Anise, said a nurse cleaned up the baby, dressed him in a hat and blanket and gave the baby to the mom to hold.
Moore named her son Bashere Davon Moyd Jr.
Whether the child was born is important because Hudson County's prosecutor said a stillborn is not considered a person under New Jersey law.
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