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Body of baby found at Jones Orchard in Millington

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MILLINGTON, Tenn. (FOX13) - The Millington and Memphis Police Departments are investigating the death of a baby.

Police received a call at 12:14 pm Sunday after a motorcycle rider passing through the area found the body near Jones Orchard, off of Singleton Parkway in Millington.

Police are not releasing the gender of the baby, but the baby is less than a year-old and has been there 'for some time,' according to the Millington Police Chief.

The race of the child cannot be determined at this time.

Memphis Police were called to the scene immediately because of an open missing baby investigation they're currently working. Police say they're unsure if this is related to missing baby Aniston Walker who Memphis Police have been searching for since January.

Baby Aniston was reported missing from her Northeast Memphis home, and her 33-year old mother, Andrea Walker, was charged with aggravated child abuse and aggravated neglect or endangerment. The baby was never found and her mother has since been released from jail on $250,000 bond.

"Everything is pending until we find out if it is the baby we're all thinking about," Inspector Charlie Coleman of Millington PD said, "We don't know that yet so everything is still up in the air."

The Shelby County Medical Examiner's Office will perform an autopsy to determine the cause of death of the baby found at Jones Orchard.

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