PORTLAND, Ore. — A grim discovery was made at a Portland recycling center Tuesday. Workers found the remains of a newborn baby.
The infant still had it’s umbilical cord attached and the medical examiner said it was born alive and died later. The cause of death is unknown.
Police are trying to track the path back to see how the child might have ended up at the recycling center. The child is 30 days or younger and has no signs of abuse
Oregon is a Safe Haven state which means a parent can leave a baby at any approved location with no questions asked. These locations include hospitals, fire stations, police stations, sheriff’s offices, doctor’s offices and birthing centers. Safe Haven children are taken into the department of human services.