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Irving Police Say Baby Found In Trash At Applebee's Restaurant Was Stillborn

IRVING (CBSDFW.COM/AP)It was in July when a newborn was found inside a trashcan at an Applebee's in Irving. Investigators now say that baby was stillborn.

When the infant — later identified as a boy — was found inside a bathroom at the restaurant in the 1900 block of North Belt Line Road Irving police said they believed the mother had given birth at the location.

(credit: CBS 11 News)

On Thursday, police said detectives determined the infant was stillborn and that the case has been referred to prosecutors to determine whether abuse of a corpse charges should be filed against the 29-year-old mother.

The newborn's body was found by restaurant employees who were cleaning the bathroom about 30 minutes after the mother left.

(© Copyright 2019 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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