Police investigate death of a newborn in Rhawnhurst

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Newborn death investigation in Rhawnhurst. Jeannette Reyes reports during Action News at 4:30 a.m. on October 2, 2017. (WPVI)

The body of a still-born baby was discovered Sunday afternoon in the city's Rhawnhurst section.

Philadelphia police were called to the 7800 block of Summerdale Avenue around 4:30 p.m. after a 9-1-1 call saying a woman gave birth to a still-born baby.

Medics arrived on scene and discovered the body was left inside a trash bag in the kitchen and may have been born on Wednesday.

No arrests have been made as the investigation continues.

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Police investigate death of a newborn in Rhawnhurst: Trish Hartman reports on Action News at 11 p.m., October 1, 2017



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