Newborn baby found dead in Upper Darby, police say

The body was a newborn baby was found in Upper Darby, Delaware County. 

The discovery was made at 69th Street and Patterson Avenue Thursday around 4 p.m.

"Detectives are working on gathering some video and speaking to witnesses. Witness had placed the bag there earlier this afternoon when the rain started, and the bag was right at the bottom of the alley there," Upper Darby Police Superintendent Timothy Bernhardt said.

Under the bag, was the newborn by a trash can. Police have not released the baby's gender, when the baby may have been born, or a cause of death.

"Anybody who is in any type of situation that they're not comfortable with, not sure what they can do, firehouse, police department, any medical facility. You can call 911, plenty of places to drop the baby off," Bernhardt said.

The investigation is going. No other details have been released.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.



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