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Infant found in garbage truck appeared to be full-term

Posted October 28, 2008 7:55 a.m. EDT
Updated October 28, 2008 11:14 a.m. EDT

— Investigators in eastern North Carolina say they have a person of interest in the death of a newborn girl whose decomposed body was found in a garbage truck.

The Daily News of Jacksonville reported Tuesday that the baby's body was found Monday by an employee of the garbage service who was about to dump a trash can.

Onslow County Sheriff Ed Brown said the investigation is continuing.

County medical examiner Dr. Anuradha Arcot said the baby appeared to be full-term and there were no signs of abnormalities.

Under North Carolina's Safe Surrender Law, parents can legally and anonymously surrender their newborn to any responsible adult within seven days of the child's birth as long as it is unharmed.