CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — University of Illinois police say they are investigating the birth and death of a baby in a campus dormitory.
Police said in a news release Tuesday that officers went to a room in Bousfield Hall around 5 p.m. Sunday to check on a student who had reportedly been in a dorm bathroom for several hours. The student said she had stomach flu and did not need help.READ MORE: Chicago Culture Celebrates The City While Giving Back To Youth For Black History Month
But after receiving more information from someone else familiar with the situation officers found evidence that a baby had been born in the bathroom.READ MORE: Mother And 10-Year-Old Daughter Dead, 4 Family Members Hospitalized After House Fire In Auburn Gresham
Police say the student told officers she had given birth earlier in the day. The deceased baby boy was found in a backpack she carried.
The cause of death isn’t known and an autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday.MORE NEWS: Chicago Weather: Warm But Wet Sunday Morning Ahead Of Cold Front
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