Police in New Bedford are investigating what lead up the remains of a baby being found in the middle of the road.

According to officials the remains were found around 6:30 Friday night in the area of County Street and Adams Street.

“The investigation into this unattended death remains in its early stages at this juncture in time. A representative from the State Medical Examiner’s Office is currently en route to New Bedford to take custody of the baby and will perform an autopsy this weekend,” a release from the Bristol County District Attorney said.

The Massachusetts State Police and Bristol County District Attorney’s Office are also assisting in the investigation.

Invesigators say that she was a white girl weighing about six pounds.

Investigators are seeking the public’s assistance in locating the mother of the infant, who could possibly be in need of medical attention. If anyone has any information regarding the infant’s identity, the mother’s identity or her whereabouts, they are urged to contact New Bedford Police at (508) 991-6300 or leave an anonymous tip at (508) 961-4584.

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