Police find remains of infant buried in Chesterfield County

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Police in Chesterfield County are investigating the death of an infant who was found buried off Rutledge Avenue last week.

Officers were responding to an area in the 21400 block of Rutledge Avenue to serve outstanding warrants on Thursday, October 10, and learned that the remains of a male infant may have recently been buried at the location.

Investigators responded and recovered the remains, which were transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

WATCH: Laura Perrot reports live from the scene

8News spoke with a man who said he is staying in the home where it happened. He said the woman who lives there had a miscarriage and buried the remains of the baby. Police have not confirmed that.

One neighbor said she saw a large police presence when she was going to work last Thursday. Another neighbor said he was surprised to hear something like this happened in his neighborhood.

The investigation into this case is ongoing. Anyone with any information should contact the Chesterfield County Police Department at 804-748-1251 or Crime Solvers at 804-748-0660.

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