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Remains of Infant Found at Lawrence Sanitation Facility

Remains of Infant Found at Lawrence Sanitation Facility

Lawrence - (WALK) Investigators are trying to identify the remains of a baby, found wrapped in a garbage bag at a refuse sanitation facility in Lawrence Tuesday.

The child's body was found with the umbilical chord and placenta fully attached on a conveyer belt shortly after 2:00 p.m.  The death is regarded as a homicide, according to Nassau police.

Authorities on Long Island are encouraging local media to help publicize New York's Save Haven Law, enacted in 2000, which allows a mother to legally and anonymously drop off a child at a hospital, police station, fire house or other facility without penalty.

LINews readers may remember the similar case of a child's body found amid recyling materials at a transfer station in Yaphank in January of 2010.

The Lawrence facility processes materials from the Five Towns communities, Woodsburgh, and unincorporated portions of Lynbrook and Green Acres, according to town officials.

Illustration: Safe Haven Law


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