An investigation continues on Wednesday after a man in Revere, Massachusetts, discovered what police had called the possible remains of an infant.
Revere's chief of police confirmed to NBC10 Boston that a baby was found by trash and recycling bins and a bush off Dolphin Avenue, and it's unclear how long it may have been there.
State police said Wednesday that the child was a baby girl who was either full-term or close to it, and likely white or light-skinned.
The remains were found outside of an apartment building. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner did an exam but cause and manner of death are pending the results of the police investigation, police said.
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The man who made the disturbing discovery told NBC10 Boston what happened, saying that he was playing with his kids when he found two grocery bags in the driveway.
"I saw the arm and the hand, and then fingers, and then I called 911," Isaias Anibal said.
Police are asking anyone with information on the infant, with surveillance video or who saw anything suspicious in the area to call them.
Police Announce Investigation Into Possible Infant Remains
Massachusetts State Police and the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office announced at around 9 p.m. Tuesday that authorities were investigating the discovery of possible remains of an infant outside a Revere apartment.
A news release from state troopers said that Revere police responded to a multi-unit building on Dolphin Avenue shortly before 6:30 p.m. after a man found what they initially deemed possible remains near the exterior of the building.
Several agencies responded, including the State Police Detective Unit for Suffolk County, Revere police detectives and troopers from the State Police Crime Scene Services Section.
The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will conduct further forensic examination, troopers said.
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The man who made the discovery told NBC10 Boston he was playing with his kids outside when he found two grocery bags in the driveway. He says he placed one in the trash can, and when he reached for the others, he noticed a lot of flies before seeing the remains.
"I saw the arm and the hand, and then fingers, and then I called 911," Anibal recalled.
He said the bag was upside-down.
"The head, the face was in the ground," he said.
Anibal said he was haunted by what he saw.
"Just totally disgusted," said Dawn Ferdinand, who lives across the street. "Absolutely disgusting that something like this could happen."
"Quiet neighborhood, who would ever think that something so tragic would happen in this neighborhood?" added neighbor Ron Mercurio. "I just can't even imagine, can't wrap my head around what actually happened."
The investigation is ongoing and authorities have not released additional details.