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Infant’s Remains Found at Waste Plant in Florida

The remains of an infant were discovered by a worker at a Solid Waste Authority facility in West Palm Beach on April 2, according to authorities

<p>Mike Jachles/West Palm Beach PD.</p> Remains believed to be from an infant have been found at a waste plant in Florida

Mike Jachles/West Palm Beach PD.

Remains believed to be from an infant have been found at a waste plant in Florida

An infant’s remains have been found in a waste plant in Florida, according to authorities.

In an April 3 news release obtained by PEOPLE, West Palm Beach Police said detectives recovered "body parts that appeared to be from an infant" at the Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County on April 2.

Speaking at a press conference on April 3, West Palm Beach Police spokesman Mike Jachles told reporters that a worker at the facility found the remains on the tipping floor and contacted the authorities at 5:25 p.m. local time.

"Detectives believe these were human remains of an infant," Jachles said, per local media outlet WPTV, adding that detectives had been "pouring through mounds of garbage with rakes, with tools and by hand, looking for additional remains."

"As of midnight, no other remains were recovered other than the remains the workers had located," Jachles added.

<p>WPTV News/Youtube</p> Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County

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Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County

The news release said detectives had spent "hours" combing through the garbage at the trash plant.

"The investigation is underway to identify the remains found," the release continued. "Detectives are reviewing surveillance video and movement of trucks at the facility and tipping floor to aid in the investigation. The medical examiners' staff took the remains for further examination."

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PEOPLE has reached out to the Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County for further comment.

Anyone with information on the case is advised to call Sgt. Dennis Hardiman at 561-822-1896 or submit an anonymous tip through Crime Stoppers of Palm Beach County at 800-458-TIPS (8477) and crimestopperspbc.com.

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