Newborn boy found dead at Connecticut recycling center

STAMFORD, Connecticut (WABC) -- A newborn boy was found dead at a recycling center in Connecticut Tuesday morning.

Stamford police say the baby was found around 8:40 a.m. by workers as they were processing recycling at the City Carting and Recycling facility located at 61 Taylor Reed Place.

The body was found on a belt that was carrying recyclable material for sorting.

The baby appeared to be full born, officials said. Sources say the umbilical cord was still attached.

An autopsy will be conducted Wednesday to determine if he was stillborn.

The facility processes commercial trash from throughout Connecticut, as well as New York and Massachusetts.

Police still do not know whether the child was stillborn or was discarded while still alive.

In either case, the goal is to find the mother and authorities are conducting extensive detective work.

"The obvious things are surveillance cameras, to look at the number of trucks, the origin of those trucks," said Stamford Police Lieutenant Thomas Scanlon. "Certainly City Carting has been cooperative and they'll have the logging material from those trucks, and that's what investigators are looking at right now."

The investigation is active and ongoing, and anyone with information is urged to contact police.

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