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Infant’s decomposing body found in Dolton shed

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The body of an infant was found Wednesday in a shed in south suburban Dolton.

A homeowner and a family member began cleaning out a shed on Wednesday in the 15700 block of South Drexel Avenue after smellinga foul odor, according to a statement from Dolton Police Chief Robert Collins.

After finding a bag and having the family member take it out into the yard, the homeowner opened it and discovered the infant’s decomposing body inside and called police, Collinssaid.

Investigators arrived at the homeshortly after 2:15 p.m. to gatherevidence and conduct interviews, Collins said.

The infant’s body was taken to the Cook County medical examiner’s office, and an autopsy Thursday did not immediately rule on the infant’s cause and manner of death pending further studies. The age and sexof the infant were not released.

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