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THUNDER BAY -- Police continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the recent discovery of an infant’s body in a wooded area on the city’s southside.
Thunder Bay Police Service officials on Friday confirmed that the post-mortem examination of the body concluded in Toronto. However, police say they are not releasing the results of that examination at this time.
Police discovered the body on Monday, May 5. The investigation focused on a wooded area on the north side of Delaney Arena, from the skate park to the CEISS building. Investigators have since released the scene.
On Tuesday, May 6, the regional coroner and the city police made a joint plea to the mother of an infant and urged her to come forward.
"We're worried about the health and well-being of the mother," said regional coroner Michael Wilson Tuesday.
Meanwhile, police told media earlier this week that they were withholding the child's gender so they can determine fact from fiction when receiving tips. A special tip line has been set up at 684-1055.
Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or www.tipsubmit.com.