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10:19 am
Thu October 28, 2010

Muskogee Baby Update

Tulsa, OK – Muskogee police say dead infant likely born dead

MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) Police in Muskogee say a baby found dead in a Wal-Mart bathroom was probably dead when it was born.

Investigator Lynn Hamlin told the Muskogee Phoenix that preliminary information from the medical examiner is that the baby was not full term. He said it appears to have been 20 to 24 weeks gestation.

A store employee found the infant's body in a toilet in the back of the store Tuesday.

Hamlin said police have questioned a 23-year-old woman believed to be the mother but she has not been arrested and her name hasn't been released.

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Information from: Muskogee Phoenix, http://www.muskogeephoenix.com

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