Body of newborn baby found in the trash outside a Schuylkill County home

A gruesome discovery in Schuylkill county this morning. The body of a newborn baby is found in the trash outside a Blythe Township home according to WNEP.

Police have charged Tara Paltanavage, 22, with abuse of a corpse and concealing the death of a baby.

State Police spent hours digging through the trash for evidence, and originally it was reported that they could not tell the gender of the child.

The coroner has now confirmed the baby was a girl and an autopsy is set for Wednesday morning to determine cause of death.

Read more: WNEP