Conn. police are looking for answers after body of baby found in recyclables with Mass. connection

Officials said the child "appeared to be a full-term newborn boy."

The body of a newborn baby boy was found in Stamford, Connecticut, Tuesday among recyclables that police there say were delivered by companies that operate in five communities across three states, including in Andover, Massachusetts.

Authorities received a 911 call from a City Carting and Recycling employee around 8:39 a.m. reporting that a baby was found while the materials were being processed at the 61 Taylor Reed Place facility, according to a statement from the Stamford Police Department.

On scene, police, firefighters, and EMS personnel confirmed that the baby was deceased. Officials said the child “appeared to be a full-term newborn boy.”


“Investigators are attempting to determine the origin of the recyclables that were processed this morning,” the statement said. “At this point, investigators have established that material was dropped off from companies that operate in the following areas: Stamford, Conn.; Greenwich, Conn.; Somers, NY; Oyster Bay area of Long Island, NY; and Andover, Mass.”

The State Office of the Chief Medical Examiner is assisting in the investigation, according to police.

Officials are asking anyone with information to contact the Stamford Police Department Major Crimes division at 203-977-4420. All calls will remain confidential, authorities said.


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