HOENIX — A baby from Arizona has been found dead inside a donation box that was shipped to a warehouse in Texas, and Phoenix authorities said Friday it will be extremely difficult to find out who placed the girl there.
The child was discovered at a warehouse in McAllen, Texas, on Thursday as workers sorted through clothing shipped from metropolitan Phoenix.
Investigators are waiting to hear from officials in Texas who are conducting an autopsy to determine whether the baby was born alive or stillborn, Phoenix police spokesman Sgt. Steve Martos said.
The child was apparently wrapped in a towel, placed in a cardboard box and left in one of nearly 400 donation boxes scattered in retail store parking lots across the region between Dec. 8 and Sunday.