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Teen charged in death of Albany newborn

ALBANY (WKOW) – A 16-year-old from Albany has been charged in the death of a newborn baby, according to the Green County District Attorney’s Office.

The male teen has been charged with First Degree Intentional Homicide and Hiding a Corpse. He will be charged as an adult, according to a news release from the Wisconsin Department of Justice.

27 News is not naming the suspect at this time because of his age.

He was arrested on January 10, 2020 and is being housed at the Rock County Juvenile Detention Center.

Investigators say they were initially told that a baby girl was born on Jan. 5 at an Albany home, then carried from the home by the father of the newborn.

The father then told the investigators he turned the infant over to an unidentified third party, an acquaintance of his, and the child has not been seen since.

The baby was reported missing Saturday and discovered dead the following day.

If members of the public have any information to share regarding this incident, contact the Green County Sheriff’s Department at 608-328-9400.

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