Juvenile mother arrested after infant's body found in trash in Petersburg

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Teen Arrested After Gruesome Discovery Made In Garbage Truck

PETERSBURG, Va. (WVTR) -- Petersburg police have confirmed a mother has been arrested after her infant's body was found inside the back of a trash truck Friday morning.

The infant's juvenile mother is in custody and has been charged with concealing a body. No addition information about the woman has been released at this time.

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"A trash worker discovered the baby inside the back of the truck," Esther Hyatt, Public Information Officer, said. "Detectives have located someone who may be the child's mother, but that has not been confirmed."

One neighbor, who lives near Berkeley Avenue and North Boulevard, said detectives knocked on his door Friday morning and said a dead infant had been found on his block.

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"Some disgusting human being threw away their newborn baby and the trash," neighbor Kelly Barnett Redmond posted on Facebook. "There's a crime scene out front of my house rest in peace little baby you didn't deserve that."

Petersburg Police said the investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call Petersburg Dinwiddie Crime Solvers anonymously at 861-1212, text the keyword "pdcash" followed by the tip and send to 274637 or go to the website pdcrimesolvers.org.

This is a developing story. Anyone with additional information can submit a news tip here.

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