UPDATED: Body of newborn girl found at Rochester facility

Apr 28, 2023

UPDATEDROCHESTER — The remains identified at a regional recycling facility in Rochester have been identified as those of a newborn baby girl, State Police reported Saturday, April 29.

Employees at the facility in Rochester located the baby Thursday, April 27 within a trash collection that appears to have originated from Martha’s Vineyard and was shipped to that facility for disposal, State Police reported.

“While there is no threat to the general public, the investigation to date suggests that the health and welfare of the mother may be at risk,” said the Cape and Islands District Attorney’s Office in a press release. 

The Massachusetts State Police and the Cape and Islands District Attorney’s Office are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying this baby girl or her parents. Anyone with information is asked to call Trooper Dustin Shaw of the State Police Detective Unit for the Cape and Islands at at 508-790-5799.
The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has begun post-mortem examination of the baby. Results from that examination, which is ongoing, are not being immediately released.