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Woman confesses to dumping baby in dumpster

Submitted by on April 9, 2010 – 3:45 amNo Comment

The Montmorency County Sheriff’s Office may have found the woman who threw her newborn baby into a Vienna Township dumpster.

The baby was found dead Wednesday, in a dumpster at a gas well facility off S. Matthews Road.  The body of the newborn, which may have been in the dumpster for two days, was taken to Grand Rapids for an autopsy.

According to the police, a suspect has been located and is being interviewed.  Sheriff Don Edwards told the Alpena News the approximately 18 year-old suspect was interviewed after a citizen stepped forward with a tip Thursday afternoon.  Edwards said during the interview the suspect gave at least a partial confession.

The woman is a Montmorency County resident.  The investigation continues