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Charles County police are investigating the possibility that the decomposed remains of a newborn discovered in a La Plata attic Nov. 16 could be related to a dead infant found in March in the trunk of a car in Calvert County.

The infant was found around noon by a family cleaning out their house in the 9700 block of Royal Oak Drive and sent to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore for an autopsy, Charles County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Diane Richardson said.

The sheriff’s office is awaiting autopsy results and the manner of the infant’s death is still undetermined.

Richardson said investigators still need to collect DNA from the woman they believe to be the mother.

"We believe we know who she is and are working toward getting that evidence," she said.

Richardson would not confirm whether the suspected mother is the same woman whose dead infant was found March 8 in the trunk of a car on Hallowing Point Road in Prince Frederick, but Richardson said detectives are looking into whether the two cases are related.

“We don’t know at this point if they’re connected, but we’re looking into that possibility that they could be,” Richardson said. “We’re working with the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office and officials at the Chief Medical Examiner’s Office.”

The Calvert infant’s mother, 32, has not been publically identified or charged with any crime. The woman’s parents found the baby while cleaning out her car.

Lt. Steve Jones, commander of the Calvert Investigative Team, said the case remains open.

Staff writer Katie Fitzpatrick contributed to this report.

jnewman@somdnews.com