The body of a stillborn baby boy that was discovered among the hospital linens at a Red Wing commercial laundry came from Regions Hospital morgue, hospital officials told MPR News.
The baby was stillborn at 22 weeks and were sent to the laundry on Tuesday, according to a press release from the hospital, The Pioneer Press reported.
The hospital handles about 2,500 births a year, and about two stillborn births a month, Christine Boese, vice president of patient care told MPR news.
''When there's a stillborn, we work very closely with the family, to understand how they would like to handle the remains of the baby. Sometimes they ask us to take care of that, and other times they take care of that,'' Boese told MPR News.
After Crothall Laundry notified the hospital about the remains, Regions officials collected them "immediately," the hospital told The Pioneer Press.
Regions is "working to" notify the infant's family, but the message has not been delivered, Boese told The Pioneer Press.