A dead newborn boy was found at a recycling plant in Roseville, Michigan, this week.
Roseville Police Chief James Berlin said Thursday that employees at the plant had been sorting through recycled waste when they discovered the dead infant, naked and bundled in cloth, WJBK reports.
The police chief added that the baby, who was Caucasian, is estimated to have been 1 to 3 days old at the time of his death. There were reportedly no visible signs of trauma on the infant’s body.
Police say they’ve launched an investigation into the case. The Detroit Free Press reports that police are looking into a possible link between the baby’s death and the case of a 25-year-old woman’s missing child.
Melissa Mitin, who was charged last year of murdering her newborn daughter, told a Michigan court this week that she gave birth last month to baby boy who is now apparently missing. She told a judge that she "could not recall" where her son is, according to the Lansing State Journal.