Baby's Remains Found on Long Island Road
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The body of a newborn baby that had been crushed by a car was discovered lying on a residential street Saturday, officials said.
A man walking his dog found the mangled body at 7:30 a.m. on a street near a golf course and a high school in Hempstead, about 20 miles east of Manhattan.
The naked body had been lying in the road for some time, probably more than a day, and may have been struck by more than one vehicle, said Detective Lt. Dennis Farrell of the Nassau County police.
Investigators had few clues about the infant and could not immediately determine the baby's race or gender. The man who made the gruesome discovery initially mistook the remains for a small animal, police said.
Police were canvassing hospitals, hoping to find some record of a woman who had recently given birth. Investigators also were considering the possibility that the baby was a stillbirth, Farrell said.
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