Baby found dead in park autopsy due

November 14, 1991

City police today were awaiting the results of an autopsy to determine the cause of death for an infant girl whose body was found yesterday in Leakin Park.

The state medical examiner's office was to conduct the autopsy today.

Police found the baby at Wetheredsville and Franklintown roads about 5 p.m. after a tree-trimming crew spotted two bloody plastic bags and called police.

Apparently, the baby had lain there 24 hours before being discovered, said Homicide Detective Sgt. Jack Barrick.

"It looked like a full-term baby,"said Lt. Donald F. Haupt of Southwestern District.

The baby was "wrapped in plastic and towels," Haupt said.

The plastic bags were torn and a portion of the infant's leg and feet were visible, Barrick said.

The umbilical cord and afterbirth still were attached.

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