Newborn found dead near dumpster behind Arizona strip mall

Newborn found dead near dumpster in Arizona

PHOENIX, Ariz. — Authorities in Phoenix found a deceased newborn baby boy near a dumpster behind a strip mall on Thursday afternoon.

Officers responded to a 1 p.m. call of an injured person and found the unresponsive infant not breathing next to a dumpster behind a business, KSAZ reported.

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Officials with the Phoenix Fire Department declared the child dead on the scene, KYMA reported.

A man who works at a nearby barbershop told KSAZ that a couple came in his shop and asked him to call 911 because there was a baby left outside.

According to KYMA, detectives are reviewing surveillance video from nearby businesses.

Phoenix police reinforced to the public that safe zones exist in the area for parents to take babies for whom they provide care, including fire stations and hospitals.

The investigation remains open, and officials did not indicate if the newborn boy suffered any trauma, KSAZ reported.