UPDATE: Searching For Buried Baby

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**UPDATE 5:28PM**

The Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a report that was filed over the weekend regarding the abuse of a corpse.

Officials were out searching the woods Sunday at the Westgate Trailer Park located at 5971 National Road. Sheriff Matt Lutz tells us what they know right now.

“The report alleged that a couple had an infant still born. Kind of had it at a residence and then buried the child in some woods out back.”

Lutz said they are still waiting to interview the parents of the child. Lutz said interviews were also conducted with those who were close to the situation. Lutz explained more about their search process.

“We did investigate the area yesterday of where the alleged infant was buried at and we did find some evidence there that there had been something there.”

Lutz said they have found some evidence that gives the allegations some merit. The report alleges that the incident happened several months to a year ago. Lutz told us they cannot release further information at this time. WHIZ will bring you the latest information on the situation as it becomes available.

Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz says a search is underway for the body of a baby that may have been buried in the ground.

Lutz says they were told it was buried at the Westgate Terrace Mobile Home Park at 5971 National Road. Crews are on scene digging for the baby. No other details have been released.

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