PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) - A baby was found dead Wednesday night at an Amazon distribution center in Phoenix, police said.

The incident was reported around 8:30 p.m. near 51st Avenue and W. Lower Buckeye Road, according to the Phoenix Police Department.

Police said they responded to a call about a newborn baby girl found dead inside a women's restroom. Phoenix firefighters responded and confirmed the baby was dead.

Phoenix police said the baby was full-term or near full-term and that the medical examiner will determine the cause of death. 

Amazon released a statement Wednesday night to AZ Family saying:

This is a terribly sad and tragic incident. We are working with local authorities to support their investigation. The safety and wellness of our team is our top priority.

Phoenix police said Thursday morning that they have located and spoken to the mother of the baby but that her identity will not be released at this time. 

No word on what, if any charges she will face.

For pregnant women who don't know where to turn for help, there are local organizations, including www.maggiesplace.org and www.azyp.org

 


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(13) comments

JamesMR

Well I know it was not mine because I have not been to a bar and had a one-night stand in Phoenix. But there was a time in Chicago on the Irish south-side, in Cicero, where I really had a good time and met this blonde who was Irish and well, Ya know what went on in my Plymouth 5 door, I will never forget.[tongue_smile]

ObeyLaws

Talk about a "Prime delivery..."

Shredder

This story has nothing to do with Amazon. Don't be ridiculous. She could have given birth and dropped the baby off anywhere.

PRKRefugee

Amazon's oligarch is a member of the champagne socialists. This will be swept under the rug and Upton Sinclair will never write an expose about the desperate lives of those participating in the gig economy.

Shredder

People are pigs. Poor baby.

AZRepublican

All I know is I still better get my package on time today !!!

momsacorn

You sick POS.

JF Conlon

Where's your sense o" yuma?

momsacorn

In the morgue being autopsied.

momsacorn

By the way, did you notice the topic and headline: NEWBORN BABY GIRL FOUND DEAD. Oh, ha, ha ,ha ...

Careman

You can live with yourself?

GBfan4life

It's not even that you're Republican, you're just a terrible person. Not an appropriate time to be joking when a newborn just died. #you'recoolbro

Wayne kenoff

Big facts lmao

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