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Charles County police are investigating the possibility that the decomposed remains of a newborn infant discovered in a La Plata attic Nov. 16 could be related to a dead infant found last March in the trunk of a car in Calvert County.
The infant was found around noon by a family cleaning out their house in the 9700 block of Royal Oak Drive and was sent to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore for an autopsy, Charles County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Diane Richardson said.
The sheriff’s office is still waiting for the autopsy results and has yet to identify the mother, but it has begun to look into whether the infant is related to a dead stillborn or newborn infant found March 8 in the trunk of a car on Hallowing Point Road in Prince Frederick.
“We don’t know at this point if they’re connected, but we’re looking into that possibility that they could be,” Richardson said. “We’re working with the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office and officials at the Chief Medical Examiner’s Office.”
At 6:39 p.m. March 8, Calvert County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the 5400 block of Hallowing Point Road where a deceased stillborn or newborn baby was found in the trunk of a 32-year-old woman’s four-door passenger car. The woman’s parents found the body while cleaning the interior of her car at her mobile home residence. The decomposed remains of the baby were taken to the medical examiner’s office. The autopsy results have not been released.
The Calvert infant’s mother has not been identified or charged with any crime.
Lt. Steve Jones, commander of the Calvert Investigative Team, said the case remains open.
Staff writer Katie Fitzpatrick contributed to this report.