A dead newborn baby was found inside a port-a-potty in a popular Texas park on Thursday, the Harris County Sheriff’s Office reported.
The grisly discovery was made around 11:30 a.m. by a crew servicing the portable toilet at Magnolia Gardens Park northeast of Houston, sheriff’s office Major Susan Cotter said during a press briefing at the scene.
Cotter said the port-a-potty had last been emptied around 9:30 a.m. Monday.
“When they came to empty it today they found a baby, a full-term baby in the porta can with the umbilical cord still attached,” Cotter said.
“At this time there is no suspect information,” she said. “We’re asking anybody with any information to contact crime stoppers or the Harris County Sheriff Homicide Division.”
“At this point we dont’ know if it’s a male or a female,” Cotter said. “It’s tragic.”
She said the park is a popular recreation area frequented by many locals.