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A newborn died after it was found in a trashcan at an Amazon warehouse in Phoenix, Arizona. This is an image of the Amazon logo at the Brieselang logistics center in Berlin, Nov. 11, 2018. John MacDougall/AFP/Getty Images

UPDATE: 8:34 a.m. EST— In a statement to the media, police officers from Phoenix said the baby was “beyond resuscitation” when emergency services arrived at the Amazon warehouse. They further said they received reports of a dead baby inside a trashcan in a women’s washroom.

Original Story:

A new born baby was found in a trashcan at an Amazon distribution center in Phoenix, Arizona on Wednesday. Paramedics were called to the facility when the infant was discovered but were unable to resuscitate the baby.

Firefighters responded to the call as well and confirmed the baby dead, on arrival. The infant was found inside a women’s restroom at the distribution center.

The incident was reported to police at the facility near 51st Avenue and Lower Buckeye Road around 8:30 p.m. local time (10:30 p.m. EST)

Amazon later released a statement to the press saying, “This is a terribly sad and tragic incident. We are working with local authorities to support their investigation. The safety and wellness of our team is our top priority.”

Arizona police said that it was an ongoing investigation. They also said the warehouse remained in operation while officers were on the scene.

No details about who found the baby or circumstances that could have led to the infant’s death were given.

This isn’t the first case where an infant was abandoned or found dead. In Utah, a teenager gave birth to a baby in her family’s bathtub. The baby who was underwater for several minutes died.

The mother then put the infant’s body in a drawer in her bedroom. The body was found months later in a highly decomposed state, after which the mother was charged in a juvenile court with abuse or desecration of a dead body, a third degree felony.

In yet another case, a newborn’s body was found inside a cooler on the side of a road in Troup County, Georgia. According to the police, the bag had been lying on the side of the road for days before the body was discovered. The autopsy revealed the female baby was full term and had no signs of trauma or injury. The police haven’t revealed the cause of death. The case is still under investigation.