Body of newborn baby girl found in toilets at Amazon warehouse



A newborn baby girl has been found dead in a rubbish bin in a women’s toilet at an Amazon warehouse.

Firefighters and paramedics were called to the facility in Phoenix, Arizona, on Wednesday evening.

Detectives have located and contacted the mother, but police have not said whether she is an Amazon employee – and her identity has not been revealed.

Sergeant Vince Lewis said the baby was found on Wednesday evening – adding that an investigation is under way.

Amazon described the incident as “terribly sad and tragic”, and said it is supporting the police with their enquiries.

The massive distribution centre on the city’s southwest side is one of several Amazon sites in Phoenix.

Under Arizona law, mothers can anonymously leave unharmed newborns at designated “safe haven” locations including hospitals, ambulances, churches, on-duty fire stations and adoption agencies.

The baby must be under 72 hours old and given to a person.

Passed in 2001, the law adds that mothers who follow these instructions will not face prosecution.

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