Dead newborn found in a Phoenix street

Police are investigating.
Police are investigating.(Arizona's Family)
Published: Nov. 12, 2022 at 11:35 AM MST|Updated: Nov. 12, 2022 at 11:42 AM MST
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PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) — A disturbing discovery was made early Saturday morning when a dead newborn was found lying in the street in downtown Phoenix. Officers received a call just before 1 a.m. about a possible injured child near Madison Street, which is south of Jefferson Street, and 11th Avenue. When they got there, they found the body of the baby on the road. Police estimated the gestational age of the baby was between 20 and 24 weeks.

The medical examiner’s office will conduct an autopsy to determine the cause of death. That area is known as “the Zone,” the largest homeless encampment in Phoenix. The investigation is ongoing.