Police have launched an investigation after a newborn girl was found dead, buried in the backyard of a home in Ohio.
The investigation is ongoing and has so far included conversations with dozens of witnesses and a couple believed to be the parents of the baby, Maj. Adam Colon told the Dayton Daily News.
“It’s tragic,” Colon said.
The local coroner’s office was working to determine the cause of death.
The police and coroner later identified the baby as Addalynn Marie George, born on Dec. 21, 2017.
Neighbors watched as officials uncovered the baby on Sunday, with many expressing surprise.
“That’s just very surprising, especially in this neighborhood because it’s very quiet here,” local resident Diana Hanayik said.
The case is being investigated as an abuse of corpse case, according to police reports obtained by WDTN.
The case comes as another case moves forward in nearby Warren County.
Dayton Daily News notes that the case involves an 18-year-old who is accused of giving birth to a baby just days after her prom.
Detectives said that Brooke Richardson then killed the baby, burned the body, and buried it in the backyard of her Carlisle home.