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Police: Newborn boy found dead at recycling center

Posted: 8:28 PM, Oct 16, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-17 00:28:41Z

STAMFORD, Connecticut — A newborn boy has been found dead at a Connecticut recycling center, police said.

Workers at the plant in Stamford made the tragic discovery while they were processing recyclable materials around 8:40 a.m. Tuesday, Stamford Police Lt. Tom Scanlon told ABC News.

The newborn's body was reportedly found on a belt that was carrying recyclable material for sorting.

First responders were called to the scene. The boy, who appeared to be a full-term newborn, was declared dead, Scanlon said. WABC reports that the umbilical cord was still attached.

Police and the Office of Chief Medical Examiner are investigating, Scanlon added.

Additional details were not immediately available.