Updated, May 1
Massachusetts State Police and Cape and Islands District Attorney Robert J. Galibois are asking for the public’s help identifying the remains of what is now believed to be a newborn baby girl whose mother may live on, have ties to, or recently traveled to Martha’s Vineyard.
The remains were discovered Thursday, April 27, at a regional recycling facility called Zero Waste Solutions at 50 Cranberry Highway in Rochester.
“While there is no threat to the general public, the investigation to date suggests that the health and welfare of the mother may be at risk,” Galibois is quoted in a release issued Monday afternoon. “Identifying her as soon as possible is of paramount importance and urgency.”
State Police say in a statement that the baby was within a trash collection that appears to have originated from Martha’s Vineyard, and was shipped to that facility for disposal.
The Chief medical examiner’s office has begun postmortem examination.
Police issued a press release Saturday morning with no other details.
If you have any information that may assist investigators, you are urged to contact Massachusetts State Trooper Dustin Shaw at 508-790-5799.