Death of baby found in dumpster in Brooklyn ruled a homicide

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NEW YORK (AP) — The death of a baby found in a dumpster in Brooklyn last week has been ruled a homicide, police said Tuesday.

The infant was found Feb. 17 in a dumpster at the Coney Island Houses after the mother, 27-year-old Jahmika Small, called police and said she had given birth but did not know where the baby was, authorities said.

Small was arrested the next day on charges of reckless endangerment and acting in a manner injurious to a child. The death is under investigation, and the charges could be upgraded, police said.

Information on Small’s attorney wasn’t immediately available.

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