Dead newborn found in Eagle River park


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A dead newborn baby was found in Turner Park in Eagle River on Tuesday, Oct. 15, according to the Anchorage Police Department.

At 9:34 a.m., police received a report that a resident found a baby wrapped in a towel and that it was not breathing, APD said in a statement. Police and a crime scene team responded to the park on Regency Drive.

APD said the mother of the newborn was identified Tuesday night after she called for medical assistance. No arrests have been made and no charges have been filed, APD said. 

Anyone with further information on the incident can call APD at 786-8900 or call Crime Stoppers at 561-7867 to remain anonymous.

The medical examiner will determine the cause of death of the newborn, APD said.  

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