Autopsy Determined Baby Boy Was Murdered After Being Born Alive

ELMSFORD, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Police say the body of a full-term baby has been discovered in a plastic bag at a cardboard recycling plant.

Westchester County Police Cpt. Christopher Calabrese says a worker at Brookfield Resource Management Inc. in Elmsford discovered the baby inside a plastic bag at about 2 p.m. Tuesday.

“There was a black plastic bag which the worker took off the conveyor and opened it up and then made the gruesome discovery,” Calabrese told WCBS 880’s Peter Haskell.

An autopsy has been conducted on the newborn boy.

“It was determined that his cause of death was homicide, he was murdered, born alive,” Calabrese told Haskell.

The investigation has led authorities to Spring Valley in Rockland County because of items found in the bag with the baby.

“Lottery tickets that were sold in a local deli,” Calabrese said.

Police would not say how the newborn was killed.

Elmsford is about 25 miles north of New York City.

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