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Ohio teen gave birth to baby found dead in car

Wednesday - 7/24/2013, 9:05pm  ET

Shelby police investigators searching the trunk of a car in Shelby, Ohio, Tuesday, July 23, 2013. An Ohio police chief says a 17-year-old told officers that she was the one who gave birth to a baby whose remains were found in a box in the trunk of a car at a repair shop. (AP Photo/News Journal, Dave Polcyn) NO SALES

SHELBY, Ohio (AP) -- An Ohio police chief says a 17-year-old told officers that she was the one who gave birth to a baby whose remains were found in a box in the trunk of a car at a repair shop.

Shelby police Chief Charlie Roub says the girl told investigators Tuesday night that she didn't know she was pregnant and gave birth at home in late January or early February.

The Mansfield News Journal (http://ohne.ws/14GMBBo ) reports the infant's body was inside a copy paper box in the trunk of the car taken to a northern Ohio repair shop.

Investigators say a mechanic found the infant's body on Tuesday after noticing an odor coming from the trunk.

Roub says the girl is a local resident who has not been taken into custody.

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Information from: News Journal, http://www.mansfieldnewsjournal.com


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