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State Police, Cape and Islands DA, Investigating Remains of Baby Girl Found at Trash Facility

The Massachusetts State Police and the Cape and Islands District Attorney’s Office are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the remains of a newborn infant whose mother may live on, have ties to, or recently have travelled to Martha’s Vineyard.

The remains are those of a newborn girl and were discovered Thursday, April 27, 2023 by employees at a regional recycling facility in Rochester, Massachusetts. The baby was within a trash collection that appears to have originated from Martha’s Vineyard and was shipped to that facility for disposal. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has begun post-mortem examination of the baby. Results from that examination, which is ongoing, are not being released at this time. Anyone who has any information about the possible identity of this baby girl or her parents is urged to contact Trooper Dustin Shaw of the State Police Detective Unit for the Cape and Islands at at 508-790-5799.

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