Baby found dead inside plastic bag in Northwest bathroom

An infant was found dead inside a plastic bag in Northwest D.C. on Monday morning.

D.C. police were called to a medical office complex that includes MedStar Washington Hospital Center around 8 a.m. Monday after being notified of an unconscious child.

Officers were directed to a unisex bathroom, where they recovered the lifeless remains of a baby from a plastic bag in a trash can, according to a police report.

First responders officially declared the baby dead at the scene.

Police have not released further information as of Tuesday morning.

Alejandro Alvarez

Alejandro Alvarez joined WTOP as a digital reporter and editor in June 2018. He is a writer and photojournalist focusing on politics, political activism and national affairs, with recent multimedia contributions to Reuters, MSNBC and PBS.

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