Dead baby found in recycling center not linked to Okemos suspect

A dead baby found in a Roseville recycling center is not the missing baby of an Okemos woman.

Police suspected that newborn found frozen at ReCommunity recycling center was the child of Melissa Mitin but  disproved by Michigan State Police DNA analysis Friday. 

Mitin, 24, was accused of killing her newborn child in December, 2013. During the investigation while waiting trial, she became pregnant and delivered a second baby in late December, 2014 which went missing.

State police expedited the DNA testing to see if there was a link with Mitin. 

The origin of the baby could be traced to anywhere in southern Michigan or northeast Ohio, due to the areas which ReCommunity services.  

Workers at a recycling center in Roseville found a dead newborn baby Wednesday night.

While sorting through the trash, workers found the body of the baby boy just days old, which came down a conveyor mixed with other debris. 

"At first they thought it was a doll," said Roseville Police Chief James Berlin. "When they looked a little closer they discovered that it was in fact, an infant."

Police say the dead newborn baby boy -- appearing only one to three days old, showed no signs of trauma, but was frozen.

A spokesman for ReCommunity said they are saddened by what happened and plan to assist police.
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