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Police investigate death of baby born in abandoned house

Corinth police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a premature baby born in an abandoned house Saturday morning.

Posted: Oct 18, 2017 3:08 PM
Updated: Oct 18, 2017 3:08 PM

CORINTH, Miss. (WTVA) -- Corinth police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a premature baby born in an abandoned house Saturday morning.

Detective Michael Suitor says the mother gave birth to the child around 1:30 a.m. Saturday at a home on Allen Street.

He says the mother and child were taken to the hospital where the child died a short time later.

Suitor says the home has been abandoned for a while but different people have been known to go into it from time to time.

He says they have yet to determine why the woman was in the home when she gave birth.

He says the investigation is in its early stages and no charges have been filed.

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