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Police investigate after man says he found baby in freezer

1 year 8 months 1 week ago Tuesday, July 30 2019 Jul 30, 2019 July 30, 2019 8:47 AM July 30, 2019 in News
Source: Associated Press
Photo: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Authorities are investigating after a man said he found the body of an infant in a freezer while cleaning out his mother's St. Louis apartment after she died.

Adam Smith told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that he opened a box Sunday that his mom had kept in her freezer for decades, bringing it along with her throughout various moves. He says he was going through his mom's belongings after she died July 21 at the age of 68 from lung cancer.

Police said in a news release Monday only that the infant was found inside a residence and that the death is being investigated as "suspicious" pending an autopsy. Smith says he has provided police a DNA sample.

Police didn't immediately return an email message from The Associated Press.

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