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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.

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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