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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—The New Brunswick Police Department (NBPD) recovered the bodies of two deceased newborn babies inside a recycling center in the industrial area of the city on February 19.
It’s unclear how the newborns got there, and how they perished.
Authorities provided very limited information on the incident, noting that “police have recovered two unidentified newborns from a recycling facility in the City earlier today.”
The facility in question was the Colgate Paper Recycling facility at 12 Industrial Drive, where police and prosecutors were seen investigating.
The first body was “recovered” by police at 9:20am, followed by the second body “approximately six hours later.”
It’s not the first time police have had to investigate a deceased baby in New Brunswick. In 2016, a couple was charged with desecration of human remains for “the improper disposal of an infant.”
The new investigation is “active and continuing,” according to the joint statement of Acting Middlesex County Prosecutor Christopher L.C. Kuberiet and New Brunswick Police Director Anthony Caputo.
That statement indicated that autopsies on the newborns are pending, and will be conducted by the Middlesex Regional Medical Examiner’s Office.
Anyone with information is asked to call NBPD Detective Raymond Quick at (732) 745-5200, or Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office Detective Sean Sullivan at (732) 745-4060.
Charlie is the founder and editor of New Brunswick Today, and the winner of the Awbrey Award for Community-Oriented Local Journalism. He is a proud Rutgers University journalism graduate, a community organizer, and a former independent candidate for mayor of New Brunswick.