Body of Newborn Baby Boy Found Behind Az. Strip Mall as Police Turn to Public for Leads

A newborn baby boy was found dead outside behind a strip mall in Phoenix on Thursday, and police are asking the public for help, the Associated Press reports.

Phoenix police responded to a call of an injured person at about 1 p.m. and discovered an unresponsive male infant, KIRO7 reports.

“Phoenix Fire pronounced the infant deceased at the scene,” according to a tweet from the Phoenix Police Department’s official Twitter account.

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The AP reports that police have been searching surveillance footage from the surrounding area.

Law enforcement are allegedly trying to determine whether the baby died at a different location before being brought to the intersection at 35th Avenue and Baseline Road.

Fox10 Phoenix reports that a man working in a nearby barber shop said a couple entered the shop and asked him to call for help after seeing the infant outside.

"She said, 'I have seen some baby in a truck.' I said, 'Where's the baby?' [She said] 'Over the back door.' I went around the back and I saw the baby there in the truck," the man in the barber shop said, according to Fox10.

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Police encourage anyone with information or tips to call 480-WITNESS. You can remain anonymous.

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