Police investigate after baby found dead at Lou. Kohl's store


by Maggie Ruper


Posted on August 8, 2013 at 6:16 PM

Updated Wednesday, Nov 20 at 5:22 PM

Baby found dead inside Kohl's

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Police in Louisville say a baby was found dead at a Kohl's store in a restroom.

The investigation is underway at the Kohl's in the 11000 block of Standiford Plaza Drive in southern Jefferson County.

“There was the body of what appeared to be a close to term infant inside of the bathroom,” said Alicia Smiley, LMPD Spokesperson.

Police said they are not sure if a customer or employee found the baby and called 911. They are also not sure how the infant died, but there were no obvious signs of trauma.

The bathroom was blocked off, but the rest of the store remained open while police investigated. Police said that was because all the evidence was confined to the restroom.

“Knowing that it happened 20 minutes before we got here, I  just think they would have investigated a little bit more and completely closed off the store,” said a customer.

Police have not been able to speak to with the person who made the initial police call. Anyone with information is asked to call 574-LMPD.


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