NORTH LAWRENCE - Police are searching for the mother of a newborn baby that was found at a North Lawrence recycling center yesterday.

Officials say a worker at the Town of Hempstead plant found the baby's body on the conveyer belt yesterday afternoon.

According to police the umbilical cord and placenta were still attached.

Police have not identified the sex of the baby.

The case is being treated as a homicide, but investigators say they still must determine how the infant died.

Anyone with information can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-224-TIPS.