NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) -- The body of a newborn baby has been found in New Bedford and police are trying to find the child's mother because she may need medical attention.

The Bristol County District Attorney's office says a resident discovered the baby's body Friday evening. No other information on the child was immediately released.

The state medical examiner's office will conduct an autopsy this weekend.

The prosecutor's office says the investigation is in its early stages. Anyone with information on the child or mother is asked to contact New Bedford police.


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