• On Friday afternoon, a woman is said to have birthed a child in the bathroom of an Applebee’s in Irving Texas
  • The woman placed the newborn in the trash can in the restroom then left the restaurant
  • Employees found the newborn’s body thirty minutes later while cleaning the bathroom
  • Authorities are waiting for the autopsy to see if the baby was born alive or stillborn

Police in Irving, Texas are looking for information after a dead newborn was found in a bathroom trash can inside an Applebee’s restaurant.

What We Know

Officers were called to the Applebee’s at 1901 North Belt Line Road around 4:30 pm on Friday. Investigators say the baby was birthed in the restroom then placed in the trashcan.

Roughly 30 minutes after the mother left, employees found the newborn’s body while cleaning the restroom. Authorities will not know if the baby was born alive or stillborn until an autopsy is completed. The infant’s gender was not released. Police did not release any information on the mother at this time.

Investigators are currently working leads, but ask for anybody with any information on the incident to Irving police at 972-273-1010 and refer to case No. 19-16759. Tips can also be made anonymously to ipdcrimetips@cityofirving.org.

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