Tip leads Kansas City police to frozen baby

Kansas City police are investigating how a 2-week-old baby died after they discovered the child's frozen body in a plastic bag in the bed of his father's pickup truck.

Officer Darin Snapp says the body was found Thursday after a man called police and said he was at the home Jan. 9 when the woman was giving birth. When he returned Thursday he didn't see the baby.

Police say the parents, a 38-year-old woman and her 51-year-old boyfriend, told them the baby was born dead and the man had put the body in the truck.

The medical examiner wasn't able to determine the cause of death yet because the body was frozen.

The mother was arrested on a drug warrant. The father was released pending further investigation.


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