Baby’s body found in trash compactor at Slidell apartment complex, swipe for updates

Slidell Police are investigating the death of a baby who was found in a trash compactor at Canterbury House Apartments. A maintenance employee made the discovery around 9:15 a.m. Monday.

"We are at the very early stages of this investigation and will hopefully know more by this evening or early tomorrow morning," said Slidell Police Chief Randy Smith.

Investigators are working closely with the St. Tammany Parish Coroner's Office in order to determine the cause of death, age of the baby, and other important clues that will help with the investigation.

Slidell police say more information may be released later this evening, or sometime Tuesday.

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