Dead newborn found in wooded area in Lincoln Park

Lincoln Park city officials said a dead baby was discovered Saturday night in a wooded area.

According to officials, a resident found a bloody bag in the area of Fort Street and St. Johns Boulevard. Police arrived and discovered the body of a newborn in the bag.

Detectives said the baby was born just prior to being put in the bag, but it is unknown what time the baby was delivered.

It was originally believed that the baby was found in a dumpster.

"I have two grandchildren, and when I heard them say it was a baby, I just lost it," a resident who lives nearby said. "If you didn’t want the baby, you could have brought it to my front door. I would have took it, gladly."

Police are trying to locate the infant's mother as they piece together what happened. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 313-381-1800.