Lawrence police still actively investigating case of baby found in trash at apartment complex

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Neighbor Rescues 9-Month-Old Girl Left to Die in Trash Compactor

LAWRENCE, Kan. (WDAF) -- Police in Lawrence are still trying to pinpoint who put a baby in a trash compactor and left her to die early Thursday morning.

There are still many questions surrounding the disturbing discovery of that 9-month-old baby girl.

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Detectives spent more than two hours on Friday afternoon questioning the baby's mother at her apartment.

Now, when the mother and grandmother finally left the home, they quickly got in a vehicle and wouldn't talk to FOX 4 about the case. Police are also very tightlipped about their investigation.

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A 9-month-old baby was found in a trash compactor by a neighbor

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A 9-month-old baby was found in a trash compactor by a neighbor

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A 9-month-old baby was found in a trash compactor by a neighbor

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A 9-month-old baby was found in a trash compactor by a neighbor

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A 9-month-old baby was found in a trash compactor by a neighbor

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A 9-month-old baby was found in a trash compactor by a neighbor

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Thursday, neighbor Cindy Quick told FOX 4's Robert Townsend when she took her trash out she first heard crying and screaming, and when she got closer to the huge, trash receptacle she spotted the baby underneath several bags of trash.

Quick's friend then rushed the baby to the hospital. Investigators say the baby suffered life-threatening injuries, including a serious gash on her forehead.

Those who rescued the baby say she also had dried blood all around her nose. Police say the child remains in serious condition at a Kansas City hospital.

One neighbor also said that police questioned the baby's father extensively and then let him go late Thursday night.

A spokesperson for the Lawrence Police Department says right now detectives are actively investigating this case.

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