Police: Dead baby found in car trunk being cleaned in Maryland

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Authorities were looking for the mother of a newborn baby who was found dead Thursday night in a car trunk in southern Maryland.

A relative of the car's owner discovered the baby's body while cleaning out the car trunk in Prince Frederick, authorities told MSNBC.

Pollice were investigating the death as a homicide and expected autopsy results on Friday, NBC Washington reported.

“Our hearts go out to the family members that located this infant in the trunk of this vehicle. This is heart wrenching for our community and heart wrenching for law enforcement, “Calvert County Lt. Steve Jones told NBC Washington.

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Police have not released the age, sex or gender of the child.

The baby's relatives had called authorities and raised concerns about the baby's well-being, police told WUSA9.com.

Neighbors told WUSA9.com that the car had been parked in front of a trailer home at the address for weeks without being moved, although a trailer resident had lent the car to someone else several weeks ago.

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