Police continue probe into baby's remains in Lawrence

The remains of a baby, the umbilical cord still attached, were discovered inside a garbage bag on the conveyor belt of a Lawrence sanitation facility Tuesday. Videojournalist: Jim Staubitser (Oct. 22, 2013)

Nassau police are continuing their investigation into the discovery of the remains of a baby in a garbage bag on the conveyor belt of a Lawrence sanitation facility, they said Wednesday.

The medical examiner will determine the exact cause of death for the baby, found Tuesday by a sanitation worker.

Timothy Jaccard, president of the Wantagh-based AMT Children of Hope Foundation, said the organization will provide a burial at Holy Rood Cemetery in Westbury.


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This is not the first time sanitation workers have found an unidentified baby. An infant was found at the Winters Brothers facility in Yaphank on Jan. 4, 2010.

The state's Safe Haven law allows a mother to anonymously and legally drop off a child at designated sites, including hospitals and fire houses.

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