Wantagh-Based Foundation To Hold Dignified Burial For Fetus

LAWRENCE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP)The remains of a fetus found at a Long Island sanitation facility will get a dignified burial.

As WCBS 880 Long Island Bureau Chief Mike Xirinachs reported, the Wantagh-based AMT Children of Hope Foundation will hold a ceremony for the tiny victim.

The organization has provided similar burials for more than 100 babies.

Meantime, authorities are continuing their investigation in the case.

Nassau County Police say a call came in just before 2:30 p.m. Tuesday that a baby was found not breathing inside the facility’s recycling plant on Bay Boulevard in Lawrence.

When police arrived, they found the remains of a dead fetus wrapped in a bloody towel with the umbilical cord still attached, Xirinachs reported. Police are investigating the case as a homicide.

“Upon arrival, officers discovered the remains of a deceased fetus. Investigation into this incident with the assistance of Medical Examiner’s office is ongoing,” Nassau County Police Officer Maureen Roach told Xirinachs.

Police said the age and sex of the baby, or the cause of death, have yet to be determined.

A worker at the plant told Newsday that another worker found the baby in a trash bag on a conveyor belt.

The Sanitation District 1 and 2 plant in Lawrence serves Five Towns, Green Acres, Inwood and Valley Stream on Long Island, the paper reported.

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