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Baby's body found in portable cooler in Georgia

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Posted at 2:35 PM, Jan 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-07 15:35:03-05

LAGRANGE, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say a baby's body was found in a portable cooler bag on the side of a Georgia road.

News outlets report the newborn's body was found Sunday afternoon. According to the Troup County Sheriff's Office, witnesses said the cooler had been on the side of a road for several days, and possibly up to a week.

Sgt. Stewart Smith says the sex of the baby could not be determined immediately.

Authorities say an autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday.