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A deceased infant was found Thursday evening in the trunk of a car on Hallowing Point Road in Prince Frederick.

Members of the Calvert Investigative Team, comprised of the Calvert County Sheriff's Office, Maryland State Police and the Calvert County State's Attorney's Office, are investigating this case.

At 6:39 p.m. Thursday, deputies responded to the 5400 block of Hallowing Point Road where a deceased stillborn or newborn baby was found in the trunk of a 32-year-old woman's four-door passenger car, deputies said during a press conference Friday afternoon.

The woman's parents found the body, believed to be the woman's fetus or newborn, while cleaning the interior of the car at her mobile home residence, deputies said.

Detectives are currently conducting interviews with family members and the woman, and Sheriff Mike Evans said so far no charges have been filed. The body was taken to the medical examiner's office, he said.

“Due to the decomposed state of the fetus or newborn, the final report may not be available until mid-April,” Evans said, adding that he does not know for how long the body was kept in the trunk. “We do not know at this time if it's a fetus or newborn. ... It's very unusual. You wonder why maybe she didn't call an ambulance.”

“Our prayers go to the family members who made this find and our local law enforcement who will do everything to resolve this matter,” he said.

Lt. Steve Jones, commander of the CIT, said the woman is being looked after at the moment, and a petition has been filed for the grandparents to assume custody of her other children, which he said include a set of twins.

The woman's boyfriend also lived at the mobile home at one time, he said, adding, “I think they're estranged at this point.”

Jones said the CIT is “working on this around the clock and will continue to do so until we get this matter resolved.”

kfitzpatrick@somdnews.com

mrussell@somdnews.com