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Dead Baby Found in Cooler at Chicago Ridge Recycling Center

Police are investigating the body of a baby boy discovered Wednesday morning among trash picked up by a recycling truck.

A dead infant was found inside a cooler at a Chicago Ridge recycling center Wednesday morning.

Crews sorting through the recycling materials found the baby boy in a blanket after opening the cooler, ABC7 Chicago reports. The load off the truck, which picks up trash in Wisconsin and northern Illinois, came to the Chicago Ridge center on Tuesday.

The body was found just after 4 a.m.

The Cook County medical examiner was called to the RCM Recycle Center, FOX Chicago reports. Chicago Ridge police are working with departments in Wisconsin and Waukegan as part of their investigation.

Check back with Patch as more details become available.

George Pickett May 01, 2013 at 06:11 PM
What a tragic waste of a life! There are so many couples that want to adopt and this boy ends up in a garbage dump!
ME May 01, 2013 at 06:18 PM
God Bless you little boy
STM May 01, 2013 at 06:24 PM
My God, what is wrong with this world. Hope they find the person who did that and torture and slowly kill that person, and do it in public and televise it so the whole world could see it, so that people will think twice before doing such a cannibal act.
Elly May 01, 2013 at 06:37 PM
How truly sad.
Elly May 01, 2013 at 06:38 PM
Truly sad, I will keep this precious baby in my prayers.
dave bird May 01, 2013 at 06:48 PM
what kind of children have we raised,that they can do this with no remorse,i'am just sick over this,i hope they find you,your parents must be so proud of you.
EPN May 01, 2013 at 07:00 PM
Horrible...horrible..horrible! I am sick to my stomach over this!!
richard fitswell May 01, 2013 at 07:40 PM
hey go buy the day after pill for all you 15 and older and save a life. waste yours but save a life
Honestly IPO May 01, 2013 at 08:22 PM
Horrible yes! Worse would be hearing how parents beat, abused and then dumped. Just because you can have babies doesn't mean you should. Blessed Be little guy!
Jen May 01, 2013 at 08:53 PM
How awful! There are so many couples that can't have children and are waiting to grow their families through adoption. Contact an adoption agency if you are choosing not to keep your baby. They will help you. We adopted a beautiful little girl almost 8 years ago. She is the love of our life. This little boy could have been the love of someone's life too! So sad!
Ann Last May 01, 2013 at 08:57 PM
May he rest in peace.
Pat F May 01, 2013 at 11:15 PM
RIP.....
Margie Skubic May 02, 2013 at 01:18 AM
Heartbreaking!
Ron May 02, 2013 at 03:59 AM
May the peace of The Lord be with him as with young Martin that was taken the day of the Boston Bombing.
Jamie May 02, 2013 at 04:11 AM
Devastating! So many other options! I'm nauseated!
tommy d. May 02, 2013 at 04:40 AM
your soul will never rest for what you have done'''''
rayzer May 02, 2013 at 09:53 AM
That is a sad day
Mom May 02, 2013 at 12:39 PM
This poor little baby got tossed out like common garbage. The true garbage are the animals that did this to him. Scum like this deserve everything coming to them. I hope you are caught soon, cause you will be caught, and you suffer horrendously for the inconspicable act that you did. This makes me physically sick to my stomach!
judy May 02, 2013 at 02:05 PM
how truly sad could have taken him to a safe haven and left him there
Pattyann Fetta May 03, 2013 at 04:23 PM
May God wrap his arms around this little boy. Then he can send the responsible people (mother, father, mother's boyfriend, guardian or whoever) straight to hell. Also, I'll make more comments when I have an update.
Nan Bre May 05, 2013 at 07:38 PM
This was gut-wrenching to read, but God protected this little angel and took him home. May God have mercy on the wretched soul who committed this reprehensible evil.
comic relief May 05, 2013 at 07:46 PM
Has anybody heard an update on this sad story?
Concerned Citizen May 11, 2013 at 11:01 AM
There will be a funeral for the baby on Thursday May 16th (11:30 p.m.) at Our Lady of the Ridge in Chicago Ridge. The Police Department has named the baby and worked with an organzation called Rest In His Arms to insure a proper burial. This is a difficult cast to solve and according to Rest in His Arms there are nearly 20 babies per year that face these tragic deaths.
rayn craig May 26, 2013 at 07:59 PM
So just clutch my lil1s as I read devastateing display of malicious inhuman acts of cruelty.rip prince u we're too good 4 this rooten place
m May 29, 2013 at 08:12 PM
Rip Baby Boy. Your in a better place. Heart breaking..too much evil in this world.

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