Baby found dead in trash bin, North Las Vegas police say

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The dumpsters where the baby was found. KLAS photo

NORTH LAS VEGAS (KLAS)  Detectives with the North Las Vegas Police Department need the public’s help finding the person or persons responsible for leaving a baby inside a dumpster in North Las Vegas.

The child, a boy between 1 month and 6 months old, was found dead Sunday morning in a dumpster in the 2500 block of Carroll Street near East Carey Avenue and Civic Center Drive.

The preliminary investigation revealed that at about 8:50 a.m., police were dispatched to the area in reference to a baby found in a dumpster. Arriving officers called medical personnel to check on the child who is of Hispanic descent. That is when he was pronounced dead at the scene.

North Las Vegas Police detectives need the public’s help in this investigation and are asking citizens to check on their children, grandchildren or nephews.

The Coroner’s Office will release the identity, and cause and manner of the child’s death, after the proper notification to next of kin.

Anyone with information, in this case, is urged to call the North Las Vegas Police Department at 702-633-9111 or, to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.

The dumpsters where the baby was found dead. KLAS photo

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