A newborn was found outside a home in Highland Park on Monday afternoon and later pronounced dead.

A newborn found abandoned outside a home in Highland Park on Monday has died.

The infant was alive when it was found on the side of the home Monday afternoon but was pronounced dead after it was taken to Robert Wood University Hospital in New Brunswick, according to the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office.

The cause of death has not been announced, but an autopsy by the Middlesex County Medical Examiner has been scheduled.

It’s not clear how long the infant had been outside the home when it was found. Authorities did not say whether the baby was a boy or a girl, or if the child had suffered any traumatic injuries.

JUST IN…Tragic News in #HighlandPark. Woman tells @News12NJ she found the body of a new born baby boy next to her home. @MCProsecutor investigating. Live reports beginning at 2:00PM @News12NJ pic.twitter.com/kq83tQDGIt

— Tony Caputo (@TonyCaputo) April 16, 2018

The infant’s death is being investigated by the Highland Park Police Department and the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office. Anyone with information may call Highland Park Police Det. Sean McGraw at (732) 572-3800 or Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office Det. Erik Larsen at (732) 745-3263.

This is the second incident where a baby was found abandoned in the last two days. On Sunday, a baby was found stuffed in a duffel bag in Trenton.

Chris Sheldon may be reached at csheldon@njadvancemedia.com. Follow him on Twitter @chrisrsheldon Find NJ.com on Facebook.

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Source:: New Jersey Real -Time News


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