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Police: Baby Found Dead After Being Thrown From Window In The Bronx

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- A baby was found dead outside a building in the Bronx Monday afternoon, apparently after being dropped out of a window.

As CBS2's Valerie Castro reported, it was a heartbreaking scene as the newborn infant was brought out of the building and placed into a New York City Medical Examiner's office van.

Around 2:20 p.m., the newborn baby girl was found by the superintendent's wife in the rear of the building at 130 W. 183rd St., in the University Heights section of the Bronx, police sources told CBS2.

Sources said the umbilical cord was still attached. The girl was born inside the apartment, sources said.

Investigators found video showing the child falling from a seventh-floor window, sources said. The window itself was out of frame, but it was believed the child was thrown, sources said.

It was not clear whether the child was born alive or when she was born, or why she was thrown from the window, sources said.

Police: Baby Found Dead After Being Thrown From Window In The Bronx

"You went, 'I don't want this baby, I'm going to toss it out the window?'" said neighbor Tiffany Martinez. "That's just ridiculous."

A man who was in the apartment at the time -- and was believed to be the child's father -- was being questioned by police at the 52nd Precinct late Monday afternoon, sources said. A woman believed to be the child's mother was taken to an area hospital, sources said.

Neighbors told 1010 WINS' Al Jones that they were shocked by the incident. Krissy Marcado said she used to date the father, WCBS 880's Marla Diamond reported.

"I really don't get along with the mother, but she's a wonderful mother to her child," she said.

Baby Falls From 7th Floor Bronx Window

Martinez said she did not even realize the mother was expecting.

"She didn't look like she was pregnant all," Martinez said. "It's very sad."

"I'm a mother. It's just devastating of any child… it's just mindblowing," Marcado added.

There had been no charges Monday night.

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