Fetus found in Long Island recycling center stillborn, police say

The medical examiner is determining whether remains found Tuesday inside a Long Island recycling center are human. (Kristin Thorne)

October 29, 2013 5:11:01 PM PDT
Nassau County Police say a fetus found last week on a conveyor belt in a recycling center was born deceased.

The conclusion was based on an autopsy conducted by the Medical Examiner.

The discovery was made at the Sanitary District 1 Recycling Center on Bay Boulevard just after 2:20 p.m. Oct. 22nd.

Police are not sure how old the female fetus was.

It still had an umbilical cord attached.

It's not clear how it got there, who the mother is, or if it is a case of an abandoned baby.