Newborn baby found buried in backyard of Franklin Co. home

Franklin County location in NC (Wikimedia Commons)

Franklin County location in NC (Wikimedia Commons)

LOUISBURG, N.C. — The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the discovery of a newborn baby buried in a backyard on Sunday, according to WRAL.

The baby was reportedly found in a grocery bag behind a home in the Fox Ridge subdivision just before midnight on Sunday.

Investigators tell WRAL they believe the baby was born Sunday inside the home that a teen mother shared with her parents. A preliminary report from the medical examiner’s office found that the baby was born healthy.

The mother was in the hospital as of Monday evening.

No charges have been filed at this time.

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