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Newborn’s burned body found in Irbid dumpster — source

By Rana Husseini - Feb 15,2014 - Last updated at Feb 15,2014

AMMAN — A group of children found the body of a newborn in a burning dumpster in Irbid, some 80km north of the capital, on Saturday, a senior official source said.

The children were playing football near the dumpster when they smelled "something strange" coming from the dumpster, the source told The Jordan Times in a phone interview.

When they took a look at what was burning, they saw the burned body of a baby and alerted police, the source added.

Pathologist Ali Shotar of the Irbid National Institute of Forensic Medicine performed an autopsy on the body and sent blood and tissue samples to the criminal lab for further analysis, he added.

“Shotar concluded that the boy was born at a house and left the minute he was born in the dumpster,” the source explained.

Police said they are investigating the incident.

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