Dead Newborn Found in Bathroom of Applebee’s in Suburban Dallas

An Applebee's restaurant in Irving, Texas is seen in a Google Maps image.

An Applebee's restaurant in Irving, Texas is seen in a Google Maps image.

Police in suburban Dallas are investigating the death of a newborn, who investigators say was left in a trash can after being born inside a restaurant’s bathroom.

Irving police say the infant was found Friday afternoon inside the bathroom of an Applebee’s restaurant.

Investigators believe the baby was born in the bathroom and was then put in a trash can. Authorities haven’t said whether or not the baby could have been stillborn.

Police say the baby’s mother then left the restaurant and that they’re still looking for her.

The newborn’s body was found about 30 minutes after the mother left by restaurant employees who were cleaning the bathroom.

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