Dead newborn found in ER park

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 - 19:00

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 it located the mother of the newborn after she called for medical assistance Tuesday night. 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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