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Probe underway after baby found dead in East River

3 years 5 months 2 weeks ago Monday, August 06 2018 Aug 6, 2018 August 06, 2018 7:56 AM August 06, 2018 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
Photo: The Washington Post

NEW YORK (AP) - Police are investigating the death of a baby who was found floating in the East River near the Brooklyn Bridge.

A family visiting from Stillwater, Oklahoma, spotted the boy, about 8 months old, at about 4 p.m. Sunday. He was wearing only a diaper and was in shallow water near the Manhattan shoreline. No parent or guardian was present.

Police say the child showed no signs of trauma. The medical examiner will determine the cause of death.

It wasn't clear how long the baby had been in the water.

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