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Newborn baby dies after being found near trash outside Bronx apartment; teen being questioned by police

Posted: 4:49 AM, May 03, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-03 04:50:24-04

MOTT HAVEN, the Bronx — A newborn baby boy is dead after being found near the trash in the Bronx Thursday evening and a 14-year-old girl is being questioned, police said.

Officers responded to a building along East 138th Street and Brook Avenue in Mott Haven around 6:30 p.m. after a resident found the baby near the trash in the rear of the apartment and called authorities.

When they arrived, officers discovered a newborn baby boy unconscious and unresponsive. Police said a faint pulse was detected by first responders.

The baby, whose exact age is not known, was found without clothes and his umbilical cord was located nearby, according to sources. It appears the baby was thrown from a window and landed near the trash.

He was taken to Lincoln Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

According to sources, detectives located a 14-year-old girl in a nearby apartment with symptoms of just giving birth.  She was taken to Lincoln Hospital and is being questioned by police.