Police are investigating after twin baby boys were found left alone near train tracks in Worcester, Massachusetts.
The boys, believed to be about 9 months old, were discovered by railroad employees, Worcester police said in a news release. Authorities responded just after midnight Wednesday, and the babies “appeared to be unharmed.”
The boys were found in a stroller, a spokesman for Worcester police told CNN. “The intent is under investigation,” he added.
The babies have been identified and are in the custody of the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families, which is aiding in the investigation, police said. CNN has reached out to the Worcester police and DCF for an update on the case.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact police.
Last month, a newborn baby girl was found wrapped in a plastic bag and abandoned in a wooded area north of Atlanta. She was believed to be just hours old. She was named India by employees of a hospital in Forsyth County.
Father Awarded Custody of Baby Found in Trash Bin
Almost two months after a newborn was found in a trash bin at an apartment complex, a Florida judge has allowed the child’s father to take her home.
The Palm Beach Post reports 34-year-old Carlos Jimenez Martins will name the little girl Sarah Jimenez Carvalho.
The father of a newborn baby girl found alive in a dumpster in suburban Boca Raton in May has been given custody of her. https://t.co/5uRbjx2gDB
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Her 34-year-old mother Rafaelle Alessandra Carvalho Sousa remains in jail, charged with child abuse and attempted murder.
Martins and Sousa share a 3-year-old son as well. He told detectives he didn’t know his longtime girlfriend was pregnant until just before she was arrested in May.
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The Department of Children and Families took custody of the little boy after Sousa’s arrest. The judge gave Martins custody of the boy on June 11, but ordered a DNA test to make sure he is the father of the infant.
The Associated Press contributed to this article.