UC Medical Center apologizes for lost remains of baby

CINCINNATI (AP) – The University of Cincinnati Medical Center has apologized for the lost remains of a newborn baby.

Police helped a private company search for the body at the Rumpke Landfill over the weekend, but the body was not found.

Police say a woman delivered premature twins, a boy and a girl, at UC Health on Sept. 14. The girl was a stillborn and the boy lived for about an hour and died.

Cincinnati Police Captain Terri Theetge tells WKRC-TV that the stillborn baby’s remains were found but the boy’s had been lost.

UC Health officials told police someone had mistakenly disposed of the remains. Investigators have determined that no criminal actions took place.

A statement was issued on Monday in which Richard Lofgren, the president and CEO, apologized for the situation.

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