Deceased Newborn Found in Parking Lot

Calgary Police are searching for the mother of a newborn that was found deceased in a northwest Calgary parking lot.

Police are concerned the mother she could be in medical distress.

The Homicide Unit is investigating the death after a deceased infant was found in the community of Bowness last night.

At approximately 11:30 p.m., on Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017, a resident of the community called police after finding the body of a newborn infant in a parking lot behind a grocery store, located at the intersection of Bowness Road and 79 Street N.W.

Investigators believe the child could have been left there as early as the late afternoon, however, it is not clear how or when the child died. An autopsy on the child is scheduled for today.

Anyone with information about this incident or the possible identity of the mother is asked to contact the Calgary Police Service at 403-266-1234.