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Autopsy On Dead Baby Scheduled, Police Searching For Mother

The investigation continues into the death and disposal of a newborn baby outside of a County Street home.

New Bedford Police and Massachusetts State Police Detectives assigned to the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office were called to the scene shortly after the discovery of the child after 6:30pm Friday outside of 1065 County Street.

The investigation is in it’s early stages, and is being treated as an unattended and suspicious death.

A representative from the State Medical Examiner’s Office is en route to New Bedford to take custody of the baby. An autopsy on the infant will be performed this weekend.

Meanwhile, investigators are asking for the public’s help in locating the mother of the child, who may possibly be in need of medical attention. If anyone has any information regarding the infant’s identity, the mother’s identity or her whereabouts, they are urged to contact New Bedford Police at 508-991-6300 or leave an anonymous tip at 508-961-4584.

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