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Dead Baby Found In Dumpster: Lombard Mall Scene Of Police's Heartbreaking Discovery

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An investigation has been launched into the grim discovery of a baby found dead in the dumpster of a suburban Chicago mall on Saturday.

Police were called by a doctor treating the baby's mother, according to WGN, after she visited the hospital with complications stemming from the baby's delivery. The doctor called police after the girl reportedly revealed she had left the baby in a dumpster at the Yorktown Center Mall in Lombard, Ill.

Glendale Heights police say the mother is a teen girl who delivered the baby in a suburban home on Thursday, according to ABC Chicago, though reports suggest she did not live there. The DuPage County State's Attorney's Office has yet to confirm the police's report, according to Elmhurst Patch.

A day after giving birth, the mother reportedly "put the baby in a bag, and left it in the trunk until she threw it in a dumpster at the mall," according to WGN.

Glendale Heights police are handling the investigation, reports the Sun-Times, and results from the autopsy on the baby are pending, according to Patch.

No charges have been filed yet against the mother and it is unclear whether she is still hospitalized.

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