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Abandoned baby found in dumpster in Omaha

Sky News logo Sky News 5/7/2015
  The 11-month old baby boy was abandoned in a dumpster. © @lavistapolice/Twitter The 11-month old baby boy was abandoned in a dumpster.

Police are investigating how an 11-month-old baby boy was abandoned with rubbish in a dumpster.

A man living in a block of flats discovered the child, who was covered in lint and wearing a dirty nappy, when he heard what he thought was an animal making noises.

The boy was checked by paramedics and was not injured but was taken to Omaha's Children's Hospital and Medical Center for further checks.

Witness Emily Winkle told local media: "I just can't believe that someone can do that, just discard a baby like it's a piece of trash."

Police in La Vista put out appeals for information after the boy was found on Wednesday evening and confirmed he had been identified after about two hours. 

Officers took away the dumpster to search for forensic evidence as they continue to investigate why the child was abandoned.

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