Dead baby discovered at University of Tampa in Florida

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Dead baby discovered at University of Tampa in Florida

An abandoned, dead baby was found near a freshman dormitory at University of Tampa’s campus on Sunday, police said. 

Tampa police officers found the infant’s body at the school’s 401 W Kennedy Boulevard campus, the department said in a press release. A spokesperson said there was “no threat to the public.”

“The circumstances surrounding the baby’s death are under investigation,” the spokesperson said.

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Tampa Police responding to University of Tampa campus on April 28

Tampa police could be seen on the University of Tampa campus near McKay Hall on Sunday, April 28. (Fox 13)

The university told students via the text alert system that there was “currently an active TPD investigation in the McKay Hall area,” telling students to “avoid the marked areas,” according to the Tampa Bay Times

A university spokesperson told Fox News Digital that there was “no danger to the university community,” and that “the University of Tampa is not nor has been on lockdown as a result of this incident.”

“The University is cooperating with TPD on the investigation and is offering counseling and resources to the campus community,” Assistant Vice President for Communications and Public Affairs Eric Cardenas said on Monday. 

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University of Tampa students were told that Tampa police were conducting an investigation in the area of McKay Hall, a freshman dormitory housing about 160 students around midnight on Sunday. (Fox 13)

McKay Hall is situated in the center of the Florida school’s campus and houses 160 first-year students, according to the University of Tampa website. 

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Tampa Police cruiser

Tampa police said that the baby’s cause of death is still under investigation. (fox 13)

Video from late Sunday night showed the department’s forensics teams near the dorm, Fox 13 reported. 

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The University of Tampa did not immediately respond to Fox News Digital for comment. 

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