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Cops: Dead baby found as car trunk cleaned

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A newborn baby was found dead Thursday night in a car trunk in southern Maryland and authorities are looking for the child's mother, authorities said.

A relative of the car's owner was cleaning out the trunk around 6:30 when the body was discovered, according to authorities. The car was parked in Prince Frederick.

Police expect the autopsy results on Friday, NBC Washington reported, but Lt. Steve Jones told Southern Maryland Newspapers that no new information was available yet.

“We're waiting for a report from the medical examiner,” he said Friday morning.

Police have not released the age, sex or gender of the child.

The baby's relatives had called authorities and raised concerns about the baby's well-being, police told WUSA9.com.

Calvert County authorities and Maryland State Police are investigating the case as a homicide.

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