Dead infant found in duffel bag in Missouri pond

HIGBEE, Mo. (AP) – The highway patrol says a newborn child was found dead inside a duffel bag floating in a central Missouri pond.

The patrol says the baby’s body was found Sunday in a small pond about two miles west of Higbee, about 35 miles north of Columbia along Route H in Randolph County.

The child’s race, sex and a cause of death have not been released.

An autopsy was scheduled for Monday.

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