Medical examiner: More time needed to determine newborn's cause of death

<p>Stamford police continue to search for the person who dumped a newborn baby in the trash at the City Carting and Recycling center.</p>

News 12 Staff

Oct 17, 2018, 9:40 AM

Updated 2,078 days ago

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The state medical examiner announced Wednesday that more time is needed to determine the cause of death of the newborn found in the trash.
The medical examiner performed an autopsy on the baby today. For now, the cause of death is classified as "pending further investigation."
Police say a City Carting worker found the baby's body around 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, but say he may have been dumped there earlier this week. 

MORE: Newborn found dead inside garbage facility in Stamford
Police are centering their investigation around three separate states -- Connecticut, New York and Massachusetts -- because the garbage that's dropped off is collected there. The search is focused on Stamford and Greenwich, Somers in Westchester County, Oyster Bay on Long Island and the Boston suburb of Andover, Massachusetts.
The discovery is bringing renewed attention to Connecticut's Safe Haven Law.

"The Safe Haven Law is nationally passed but here in Connecticut allows for any woman who's given birth within the first 30 days to bring their baby to an emergency department, essentially no questions asked," said Dr. Benjamin Greenblatt, of Norwalk Hospital.  
He said mothers are not obligated to give their name, but any information they supply can help the child later.
Anyone with any information is asked to call Stamford police at 203-977-4420.
 


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