Two newborn baby girls were found dead in a trash bag at a Chicago daycare center after cleaners followed a trail of blood, police said.
The grisly discovery was made at the Bernice Lavin Early Childhood Education Center, located on the campus of Northwestern Memorial Hospital in the 400 block of East Ontario Street, just before 7 p.m. Thursday.
According to a police report cited by the Chicago Sun-Times, a team of janitors was cleaning a bathroom on the first floor when they spotted bloodstains leading to a cabinet.
Inside, workers found a black trash can containing the two babies, police said.
The babies were unresponsive and were rushed to Lurie Children’s Hospital, where they were pronounced dead.
There was no immediate word on the girls’ causes of death.
The infant’s mother, identified only as a 29-year-old woman who works at the daycare, was found bleeding in the bathroom about an hour before her children were discovered, according to the report.
The woman was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where she underwent surgery, police said.
A Northwestern Memorial official confirmed to station WLS that the incident – described as an emergency medical situation – involved a childcare worker.
As of Friday morning, no arrests have been made and no charges have been filed. Cops kept a low profile as they investigated the incident.
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