LIVINGSTON–State Police found the dead body of a newborn baby boy in a garbage dumpster behind the Xtra Mart convenience store at the Bells Pond intersection where routes 9/23, 9, 9H/23 and 82 converge in Livingston, the morning after Thanksgiving, Friday, November 27 around 7:30.
An autopsy has revealed that the baby was murdered by asphyxiation.
State Police from Livingston said in a press release that a man contacted them Friday morning at 3:40 a.m. “to inform them that he suspected the presence of a baby outside the Xtra Mart.” Troopers went there at 3:52 a.m., but their search failed to reveal the presence of any child.
Later, they received additional information which resulted in their discovery of the child in a garbage bag in a dumpster. Emergency Medical Technicians from the Greenport Rescue Squad were on the scene and determined that the baby was dead.
County Coroner Michael Blasl directed that an autopsy be performed at St. Peter’s Hospital by Pathologist Jeffrey Hubbard, MD, who ruled the death a homicide,
Anyone who has additional information is asked to contact State Police at 518 851-3111.