• Police investigate death of infant in New Bedford


    NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (MyFoxBoston.com) -- The remains of an infant were found outside of a three-story home in New Bedford Friday.

    The Bristol County District Attorney's office announced via press release a resident discovered the remains outside of a home located at 1065 County St. at about 6:30 p.m. The infant was a Caucasian six pound baby girl.

    The discovery is being called an unattended death by investigators. Further details were not immediately released.

    An autopsy is expected to take place this weekend.

    Mass. State Police and the Bristol County District Attorney's office are assisting in the investigation.

    Baby Safe Haven was saddened to hear about the newborn abandonment, and would like people to be aware of their hotline phone number 866-814-SAFE and the Mass Baby Safe Haven law web site babysafehaven.com.

    Jan. 6 marked seven years since the last deadly newborn abandonment in all of New England, according to a press release from Baby Safe Haven.

    Anyone with information about the whereabouts of the infant's mother is urged to call investigators. They believe she may be in need of medical attention. New Bedford Police can be contacted at 508-991-6300 or by leaving an anonymous tip at 508-961-4584.

    Next Up: