Gruesome discovery: 2 infants discovered dead, wrapped in paper in NYC

CLAREMONT, Bronx (WABC) -- An investigation is underway in the Bronx after two infants were found dead behind an apartment building and wrapped in brown paper.

The incident was reported at 1460 College Avenue around 1:45 p.m. Monday.

Officials say the newborn boys were found by the building superintendent on a back patio. Evidence suggests the infants were just born.

EMS arrived shortly and rushed the babies to Bronx Lebanon Hospital where they were pronounced dead.

Police report the babies were both boys but would not elaborate further as to whether they were twins or related.

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Officials said their deaths do appear suspicious. The Medical Examiner will determine their official cause of death.

There was a large crime scene surrounding the building into Monday evening as detectives search for the mother and for answers.

Neighbors were saddened to hear about the news.

"My heart, my heart is really hurting, really hurting right now," Michele Frasier said.

Authorities have asked the public for help. Anyone with any information is asked to call 1-800-577-TIPS.

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