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Teen says newborn found buried in flower pot in cemetery is hers: Reports

An 18-year-old teen came forward on Monday and said she was the mother a newborn baby found deceased inside a flower pot at a Texas cemetery.

Dallas News reports that the teen saw media reports about the infant and contacted police afterward. Investigators are still waiting on autopsy results to determine the infant’s cause of death. According to a news release by the Carrollton PD, they’re also “awaiting consultation with the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office.”

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News Release:

Posted by Carrollton Texas Police Department on Monday, April 1, 2019

 

As CrimeOnline previously reported, workers at the Perry Cemetery in Carrollton noticed a flower pot out of place on March 11. When they emptied the pot, they discovered the body of a baby girl buried in the soil. After authorities arrived to the scene, they transported the baby to the local medical examiner’s office.

Carrollton police spokesperson, Jolene DeVito, said the baby weighed six pounds and still had her umbilical cord attached. The infant’s race hasn’t yet been determined and it’s unclear whether she was born alive.

“Her race could not definitively be determined,” DeVito said. “We are awaiting further test results to determine whether she was born alive.”

The flower pot was placed at the cemetery at some point between February 27 and March 2, Fort Worth Telegram reports.

The story is still developing. Check back with CrimeOnline as additional details become available.

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