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Body Of Dead Baby Found In Bag In Reservoir In Litchfield County

The body was found in a reservoir located at Route 72 and Route 4  in the town of Harwinton. The City of Bristol Water Department maintains the reservoir.
The body was found in a reservoir located at Route 72 and Route 4 in the town of Harwinton. The City of Bristol Water Department maintains the reservoir. Photo Credit: Connecticut State Police
State Police spokesman Trooper Kelly Grant
State Police spokesman Trooper Kelly Grant Photo Credit: Jay Polansky

updated: HARWINTON, Conn. — The untimely death of a baby found in a bag in a reservoir in Litchfield County was being investigated by State Police Detectives from the Western District Major Crime Unit.

At 10:40 a.m. Tuesday, state police troopers from Troop L in Litchfield were notified that a deceased baby was located in a bag in Bristol Reservoir #4, according to a statement from State Police spokesman Kelly Grant.

The reservoir is located on Route 72 and Route 4  in the town of Harwinton. The City of Bristol Water Department maintains the reservoir.

Detectives from Western District Major Crime responded to the scene and took charge of the investigation.

The State Police dive team was responding Tuesday to the reservoir to assist Western District Major Crime. The dive team will conduct a search for possible evidence.

The Office of Chief Medical Examiner will conduct a post-mortem examination to determine the cause and manner of death, Grant said said.

The City of Bristol Water Department has consulted with the Connecticut Department of Health. The reservoir has not been used in a few days, and will remain offline for now, Grant said.

The City of Bristol Water Department stresses that the public water supply is safe, and they have no further concern for the safety of the public water supply.

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