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Deceased Infant found at Fort Taber in New Bedford


On Saturday, December 9, 2023, New Bedford Police responded to Fort Taber at approximately 12:40 pm. An adult walking along a path by the water at Fort Taber had made observations of a blanket in an area adjacent to the walking path and detected an odor of decay.

Upon arrival, police located the body of a decomposing infant in the blanket first discovered by the adult walker. The body of the infant was transported to the Massachusetts Medical Examiner’s Office.

This is an active investigation by the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office, the Massachusetts State Police Detective Unit assigned to the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office and the New Bedford Police.

About Michael Silvia

Served 20 years in the United States Air Force. Owner of New Bedford Guide.

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