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Investigation underway after body of infant found at waterfront park in New Bedford

The decomposing body of an infant was found was found Saturday afternoon at Fort Taber, a waterfront park in New Bedford, the Bristol district attorney’s office said.

New Bedford police went to Fort Taber at about 12:40 p.m. after an adult walking along a path by the water found a blanket nearby and “detected an odor of decay,” the district attorney’s office said in a statement.

“Upon arrival police located the body of a decomposing infant in the blanket first discovered by the adult walker,” the statement said.

The infant’s body was taken to the state medical examiner’s office, the district attorney’s office said.

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The investigation remains active by the district attorney’s office, State Police, and New Bedford police, the statement said.

No further information was immediately available.

This story will be updated if more information becomes available.


Breanne Kovatch can be reached at breanne.kovatch@globe.com. Follow her @breannekovatch.