Authorities are investigating a possible homicide in the death of a newborn baby found in a shallow grave by a St. Clair County resident doing yard work Sunday evening.
The resident found the grave about 6:30 p.m. in the 9300 block of Stone Road, Clay Township Police Chief Don Drake said, the Detroit Free Press reports.
“This is obviously very disturbing to us,” Drake said.
The baby’s body has been sent to the medical examiner’s office for an autopsy. Authorities don’t yet know the gender or race of the baby.
Anyone with information about any recent expectant mothers who may have been involved is asked to call (810) 794-9381 and ask for Drake or Lt. Michael Koach.