2 Deceased Newborns Found at Recycling Center, Prosecutor Says

February 20, 2020 Updated: February 20, 2020
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The remains of two newborn babies were found inside a New Jersey recycling center, said officials on Thursday.

The first of the two was found around 9 a.m. Wednesday at 12 Industrial Drive New Brunswick, New Jersey, said the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s office. Local media reported that the address is where the Colgate Paper Stock company is located.

An “investigation at the facility led to the recovery of another newborn approximately six hours later,” the officials wrote in a statement.

Autopsies for the two are currently pending. Officials have not released a cause of death.

According to Colgate’s website, items can be picked up or dropped off. It’s not clear how the newborns got there.

The recycling facility can take in as much as 1,000 tons of recyclable materials each day, and it operates 24 hours per day, according to the website.

The medical examiner’s office is attempting to determine whether the two babies are related, when they died, and how old they were, ABC News reported.

An investigation into the incident is underway. No arrests have been made.

Anyone with information about the case is being asked to call Detective Raymond Quick of the New Brunswick Police Department at 732-745-5200, or Detective Sean Sullivan of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at 732-745-4060. They can also contact the New Brunswick Police Department at 732-745-5200.

New Brunswick, the county seat of Middlesex County, is located about 30 miles southwest of New York City.