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Police probe death of newborn thrown from house

Published: Monday, Sept. 30, 2013 5:30 a.m. CST

EAST ST. LOUIS – Authorities in East St. Louis are investigating the death of a newborn baby who was allegedly thrown out the second floor window of a house.

East St. Louis Police Chief Michael Floore said a woman in her 20s gave birth to a baby boy at home Friday and then allegedly wrapped him in sheets and threw him out the window. Floore said the woman called police just before 11 p.m. Friday.

The woman’s name was not released.

The autopsy results for the baby are pending.

No charges have yet been filed. The St. Clair County Child Death Investigation team is investigating.

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