Rochester, MA – In a distressing discovery, employees at a recycling facility in Rochester, Massachusetts, found the remans of a newborn on Thursday, local authorities have reported. This marks the second such incident at the Zero Waste Solutions plant this year, prompting a full investigation by multiple agencies.
The Rochester Police Department responded to a distressing 911 call from the recycling plant at approximately 10:40 a.m., according to an announcement from the Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office. Workers at the facility were halted as they stumbled upon what was reported to be the body of an infant amidst the recyclable materials.
In a solemn statement, Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy Cruz conveyed the gravity of the situation as the plant ceased operations to allow for an investigation. Local authorities, alongside the Massachusetts State Police and the Cape and Islands District Attorney’s Office, are meticulously working through the details of this tragic occurrence.
As the investigation unfolds, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has stepped in to determine the precise cause of death. This incident echoes a grim pattern, as it closely follows a similar case at the same facility on April 27, when another newborn’s remains were discovered.
The prior case revealed that the infant had been deceased for over a week before being transported to the recycling center from Martha’s Vineyard. State police had then traced the origin of the trash collection that contained the remains. The investigation is ongoing, and no further details have been released at this time.