With Heather Doyle
The remains of a baby were discovered at Sanitary District 1 in North Lawrence Tuesday, Nassau County Police confirmed.
At 2:21 p.m. Tuesday, police "discovered the remains of a deceased fetus" at the facility at 2 Bay Blvd. in Lawrence, cops said. Fourth Precinct officers were sent to the scene after a "report of a baby with difficulty breathing," according to detectives.
According to Newsday, the remains were found in a garbage bag on a conveyor belt at the facility.
A cause of death has yet to be determined by Medical Examiners, who are aiding in the Homicide Squad's investigation, cops said.
"It was an extreme shock," Timothy Jaccard, a police medical technician and NCPD Safe Haven coordinator, told Newsday. "I was very devastated. It's been about three years and 10 months since we've had a baby lost to infanticide..."
Detectives are asking anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All calls will remain anonymous.