The body of a full-term baby boy was discovered Tuesday morning at a recycling plant in Connecticut, according to police.
Boston 25 News reports workers at the Stamford, Connecticut plant found the baby’s body while processing recyclable materials, and called the police.
Stamford police said the baby appeared to be a full-term, newborn boy; he was declared dead on the scene. Police said they ordered an autopsy and are waiting for the results.
Police also said they believe the baby may have been from the Andover, Massachusetts area. They are working together with authorities in Massachusetts to try to learn more.
“Truthfully, we’re not here to judge anybody. We’re trying to help the Stamford, Connecticut Police Department to determine where this newborn baby, this deceased newborn baby had originated from,” said Andover Police Lt. Edward Guy.
The recycling facility is based in Connecticut, but it processes material from Massachusetts and New York as well, WCVB 5 reports.
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Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Stamford Police Department at 203-977-4420.
The infant’s death may have been prevented. All 50 states have safe haven laws to protect babies from abandonment and infanticide. Safe haven laws allow mothers in crisis to leave their newborns in a safe environment, such as a hospital or fire station, without questions or repercussions, as long as there are no signs of abuse.
If you or someone you know would like more information about relinquishing a newborn child, please call 1-866-99BABY1 or 1-888-510-BABY. More information also is available at NationalSafeHavenAlliance.org or SafeHavenLaw.com.