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Infant’s body is found in Twin Cities hospital’s linens

Published 10:22am Wednesday, April 17, 2013

RED WING — Police say a baby’s body was discovered by a laundry service employee washing linens for a Twin Cities hospital.

Red Wing Police Chief Roger Pohlman said the body tumbled out of a sheet at Crothall Laundry Tuesday. Pohlman said laundry employees called the St. Paul hospital that owns the linens and that someone from the hospital came to retrieve the body.

The chief said today that his investigators interviewed laundry employees but didn’t see the body. Pohlman said he doesn’t know the gender, age or identity of the baby.

Authorities say the linens had been delivered to the laundry service within 48 hours of the body’s discovery. Officials haven’t named the hospital.

St. Paul Police Sgt. Paul Paulos said his agency is working with Red Wing police on the case.