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ROCKY MOUNT, Va. — Police in Rocky Mount, Va., are investigating after an infant was found dead in a dumpster Tuesday evening.

According to WDBJ7, Rocky Mount police were called to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital after a suspicious person was admitted.

Investigators interviewed the patient who had been admitted for severe vaginal bleeding consistent with giving birth.

The 24-year-old woman denied giving birth, but officers were able to obtain a search warrant and found evidence consistent with a birth.

After interviewing the patient’s family members, investigators told WDBJ7 that a family member had thrown soiled bedding away in a Franklin County dumpster.

The infant’s body was found in a dumpster along Route 220.

Officers are still waiting for the results of the autopsy.