Newborn found dead in Glendale hospital bathroom

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GLENDALE -- Glendale police are investigating a baby found dead in a hospital, allegedly in a trash can.

The baby was found on Saturday in the emergency room at Banner Thunderbird Hospital, only about 100 feet from a Safe Haven drop-off location.

A teen went to the emergency room with her mother complaining of stomach and back pains.

The teen then allegedly gave birth in the ER bathroom and did not tell anyone. A member of the cleaning crew found the baby boy in the trash. Police have not confirmed the details.

Hospital staff tried to revive him but were unsuccessful.

Police officials say the teen is fully cooperating with them and they are awaiting autopsy results, which should be released in the next few days.