NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A shocking scene unfolded at an Astoria, Queens playground Saturday morning when officials say a baby boy was pronounced dead after being found in a garbage bin.
Police tape blocked off the swings and slides at Dutch Kills Park, where 19-year-old Devon Davis says he was called over by a friend to a trash can where he made the awful discovery.
“I went in, I saw the baby right there,” Davis told WCBS 880’s Mike Sugerman. “She had to use a stick to, like, take off the bag handle from its face because I couldn’t tell if it was still breathing or if it was dead or anything like that.”
Medics rushed the child to NYC Health+Hospitals/Elmhurst where he was pronounced dead. Police sources told CBS2 the boy’s umbilical cord was still attached.
The Medical Examiner will work to determine the cause of the child’s death.
No arrests have been made and the park was closed as the investigation continues.