Streamwood Police Question Person Of Interest In Baby’s Death

CHICAGO (CBS) — Streamwood police say they are questioning a person of interest in the death of a newborn found last week in a bathroom at a Salvation Army store.

A Saturday autopsy determined an infant boy found in a garbage can at a Salvation Army store Friday afternoon was strangled.

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Police released a sketch of the suspect, but did not say whether that sketch led them to the person being questioned.

The death was ruled a homicide.

Streamwood police and paramedics responded to a call from the Salvation Army store in the 1000 block of South Barrington Road.

The body of the infant, which appeared to be full-term newborn, was found in the trash receptacle of a public washroom.

Police believe the mother gave birth between 10:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. Friday in the washroom.

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