Newborn found dead in trashcan in the Bronx, parents yet to be located
Police said that first responders detected a faint pulse on the baby, but the boy was declared dead at the Lincoln Hospital
A newborn was declared dead after being discovered near a trashcan in the Bronx on Thursday evening, according to police officials. It was reported that police officials responded to a building along East 138th Street and Brook Avenue in Mott Haven around 6:30 pm after a resident found the baby boy.
As per New York Post, the unnamed resident called the police on discovering the baby near the trash in the rear of the apartment. When the police arrived, the officials found the boy unconscious and unresponsive.
Police officials said that first responders had detected a faint pulse on the newborn. The baby, whose exact age is still not clear, was found without clothes and his umbilical cord was located nearby, according to sources.
The infant was taken to Lincoln Hospital where he was pronounced dead. The police also revealed that there were no signs of trauma on the child. The baby’s parents have not been located at this time, they added.