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Autopsy performed on East Albany infant found in garbage can

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An autopsy was conducted Monday on the body of a newborn infant discovered over the weekend inside a trash can on Collins Street in East Albany.

Investigators did a preliminary interview with the mother but won't release her name until they complete a more in-depth interview.

A group of doctors will review the case to determine whether the premature baby, said to be about 24-weeks along, ever took a breath. Monday District Attorney Greg Edwards explained the 911 call Saturday morning around four o'clock came in for the mother. Only after she was taken to the emergency room did doctors and nurses determine she'd had a baby.

"The matter evolved from the emergency room and police and emergency medical personnel made the effort to try and see if the body of the baby could be found and if anything could be done," said Dougherty District Attorney Greg Edwards.

Investigators think the infant was in the garbage can for no longer than a few hours. They're still trying to figure out who put the baby there. DFACS is involved because the mother has another child who is 6 months old.

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