Jamaican hospital says dead baby not its patient

KINGSTON, Jamaica—Health officials in Jamaica say a dead baby found just outside the island’s largest maternity hospital was not a patient there.

The chairman for the South East Regional Health Authority is disputing a police account that a woman threw the newborn girl out the hospital’s second-story window early Thursday.

Lyttleton Shirley said Friday that no babies are missing from the maternity ward or the morgue at Victoria Jubilee Hospital in Kingston.

He said the hospital is auditing a list of all mothers discharged in recent days to help police with the investigation.

Police did not return calls for comment.

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