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Baby's body found in laundry belonged to Regions Hospital Morgue

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The body of an infant was discovered just after 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday has now been identified as being from the Regions Hospital Morgue, according to news sources.

The baby was stillborn on April 4th and was then placed in the Regions Hospital Morgue, according to Kare 11.

The hospital released a statement that said that this was "an unfortunate event involving the handling of remains," reported the Star Tribune.

Chris Boese told the Star Tribune that they are in the process of informing the family of the incident, but has declined to say whether they have done so.

Regions Hospital births about 2,500 babies per year and about 20 to 25 are stillborn, said Boese.

Police told Kare 11 that those working at Crothal Laundry found the baby when it tumbled out of the laundry. The baby had a tag on its ankle and was wearing a diaper, police added.

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