MA Infant body found at old military fort in New Bedford

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An adult walking along a path by the water at Fort Taber found the body of a baby wrapped in a blanket shortly before 1p.m. on Saturday, according to the Bristol County District Attorney's Office.

The body of the infant was transported to the Massachusetts Medical Examiners Office, authorities said.

State and local authorities are investigating the circumstances of the incident.
 
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The baby was a boy and likely died between one and four weeks before his body was discovered in a thicket by a walking path Saturday, Dec. 9, according to the Bristol County District Attorney's Office, but investigators were still working to identify the baby. He was being referred to as "Baby Doe."
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The body taken to the Massachusetts Medical Examiner's Office, prosecutors said. Their work had yet to conclude, and the official cause and manner of the baby's death won't be released until the autopsy is done.
New info on ‘Baby Doe' found dead at New Bedford fort as DA seeks leads
 
Since the baby's remains were found, advocates have been trying to raise awareness about Massachusetts' safe haven law to prevent another child from meeting the same fate.
Focus on ‘Safe Haven' education after infant's body found in New Bedford

An infant's remains were found at Fort Taber in New Bedford, Massachusetts, over the weekend. Now advocates are trying to raise awareness about the state's Safe Haven act, which gives desperate parents a safe option to leave their newborn child
 

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