CLAY TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP/WWJ) – Police say the body of a newborn has been found in a shallow grave in St. Clair County by a person doing yard work.

According to Clay Township police Chief Don Drake,  the remains of the infant were found about 6:30 p.m. Sunday in the 9300 block of Stone Road.

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“This is obviously very disturbing to us,” Drake told the Times Herald of Port Huron.

Drake says the body has been sent to the medical examiner’s office.

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Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the police department at 810-794-9381 and ask for Chief Drake or Lt. Michael Koach.

Clay Township is located about 35 miles northeast of Detroit.

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