Newborn baby found dead inside cooler on side of road

Courtesy: Troup County Sheriff's Office
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By: CBS46 Atlanta
January 7, 2019

TROUP CO., Ga. (CBS46) -- It was a gruesome discovery for deputies with the Troup County Sheriff's Office Sunday as they found the body of a newborn baby inside a cooler on the side of the road.

The baby's body was found around 3:20 p.m. on Boy Scout Road near New Franklin Road, just north of the community of West Wind.

Witnesses in the area told police the bag had been there for several days before the disturbing discovery was made. An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday.

Police do not have any suspects in custody.

If you have any information on the case that police may find beneficial, you're asked to contact the Troup County Sheriff's Office at 706-883-1616.