Landscaper makes heartbreaking discovery on the side of the road
UNINCORPORATED WHEATON, Ill (WGN) – Suburban authorities are conducting a death investigation after the body of a baby was discovered in a bag in Unincorporated Wheaton Monday morning.
A landscaper reportedly found the dead newborn in a duffel bag on a private road with six houses, just off Plamondon Road.
Stella, who did not want to share her last name, lives near where the bag was found. This morning around 9 a.m., on the way to work, she says she spotted the duffel bag.
"I drove and I saw the bag around here. I didn't see anything inside ... It was very odd to me to have a bag in the middle of the road," she said.
Later, Stella says a landscaper found the dead baby and called police. The landscaper, Stella says, showed her a picture of the dead baby.
For hours the roads around the area were shut down while the DuPage County Sheriff used dogs to search the area.
They issued a statement saying:
The DuPage County Sheriff's Office is requesting assistance with a current investigation of an infant found deceased. Please contact the DuPage County Sheriff's Office with any information at 630-407-2400.
They did not provide any further information or details at this time.