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Dead baby found in Mississippi River

By Candice Dehnbostel

A dead infant was recovered Monday from the backwaters of the Mississippi River by two marina workers near Treasure Island Resort & Casino, reported the Star Tribune.

Investigators said the 7-pound, 21-inch newborn girl with long black hair could have been floating in the river anywhere from a day to six months, according to the Pioneer Press.

Goodhue County Police are looking for the baby’s mother, reported KARE 11, and DNA tests were done to determine if the newborn is related to two other babies found in the river in 1999 and 2003.