Newborn found dead inside porta-potty in NE Harris County, HCSO sheriff says

Newborn baby found dead in porta potty in northeast Harris County
Newborn baby found dead in porta potty in northeast Harris County

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas – An investigation is underway after a newborn baby boy was found dead inside a porta-potty in northeast Harris County, according to HCSO investigators.

The discovery was made around 11:30 a.m. in the 18000 block of Riverside Street at the Magnolia Gardens Park.

HCSO investigators responded to the scene and tell KPRC 2 they believe the newborn may have been left in the porta-potty between Monday and Thursday.

“At approximately 9:30 a.m. on Monday morning, the porta-potty was emptied by the service company. When they came to empty it today, they found the baby, a full-term baby in the porta-can with the umbilical cord still attached,” said HCSO Major Susan Cotter.

According to HCSO, there are no suspects at this time.

They’re asking anyone with information, in this case, to call Harris County Sheriff’s Office Homicide Unit at 713-274-9100, or call Crime Stoppers at 713-222-8477.


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