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Newborn baby's death under investigation

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LASALLE COUNTY, Ill. (WEEK) -- -

The LaSalle County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of a newborn baby Wednesday.

The LaSalle News-Tribune reports a woman at an Ottawa hospital told staff she had a baby in her home in rural LaSalle County, north of Seneca, and the child could be found in a basement bathroom.

Authorities arrived to the home to find the newborn infant dead. The LaSalle County Sheriff's Office, LaSalle County Coroner, LaSalle County State's Attorney and Illinois State Police Crime Scene Services are investigating.

An autopsy is set for Thursday morning.

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