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Remains of infant found outside Dolphin Ave. apartment building

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  Police are investigating after the possible remains of an infant were discovered on Dolphin Avenue in Beachmont Tuesday night. A neighbor who was outdoors playing with his children discovered a grocery bag with what appeared to be an arm, hand and fingers of an infant in the driveway at 86 Dolphin Ave. Isaias Anibal said he called 911 immediately.

  Revere Police responded to the scene shortly before 6:30 p.m. They were joined by the State Police Detective Unit for Suffolk County and troopers from the State Police Crime Scene Services Section.

  The Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office announced at around 9:00 p.m. that authorities were investigating the discovery of possible remains of an infant outside a multi-unit apartment building.

  The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will conduct further forensic examination, state troopers said.

  Neighbors who were drawn outside to the large emergency response said they were horrified that something like this could happen on their quiet street.

  Revere’s chief of police confirmed to NBC10 Boston that a baby was found by trash and recycling bins and a bush off Dolphin Avenue, and it’s unclear how long it may have been there.

  State police said Wednesday that the child was a baby girl who was either full-term or close to it, and likely white or light-skinned.

  The investigation is ongoing, and authorities have not released additional details.

  Sadly, it appears that the infant may have been saved had its parent child surrendered it to a safe haven site, such as a fire station or hospital.

  According to the state website, the Safe Haven Act of Mass. (2004) allows a parent to legally surrender newborn infants seven days old or younger at a hospital, police station or manned fire station without facing criminal prosecution. The Safe Haven Act is an amendment to Chapter 119 of the Massachusetts General Laws, section 39½. The law became effective on October 29, 2004.

  For 24/7 support please contact 1-877-796-HOPE (4673) or 1-888-510-BABY (2229).

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