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Dead newborn infant found in Texas Walmart bathroom

Dead newborn infant found in Texas Walmart bathroom

POSTED: Monday, December 10, 2012 - 3:30pm

UPDATED: Monday, December 10, 2012 - 3:34pm

Authorities are investigating a case in which a newborn infant was found dead at a Killeen Walmart Friday afternoon.

At 1:49 p.m., the Killeen Police Department was alerted to reports of an employee who found a baby not breathing inside the local Walmart.

When officers arrived, they found an unresponsive infant in a bathroom located at the back of the store. Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke pronounced the girl dead at 2:13 p.m.

The body has been sent for autopsy and will performed at the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas.

Officials are asking the mother, who has not been identified, to seek medical attention immediately or to contact the police department to assist her in seeking medical attention she may need.

Detectives are asking anyone who may have information about this incident to contact the Bell County Crime Stoppers at 526-TIPS (8477) or www.bellcountycrimestoppers.com or text BELLCO to 274637 or STOP to 274637 to stop or HELP to 274637 for help. Message and Data rates may apply. All information is confidential and you can remain anonymous.

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