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Botched home birth may have caused NC infant death

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A 16-year-old is accused of burying her newborn baby in a side yard near her home in the Fox Ridge Farms neighborhood. A 16-year-old is accused of burying her newborn baby in a side yard near her home in the Fox Ridge Farms neighborhood.
LOUISBURG, N.C. -

 North Carolina authorities say the newborn baby found buried in a suburban Raleigh yard may have bled to death after a botched home delivery.

Franklin County Sheriff Jerry Jones said preliminary autopsy results showed someone may have cut the baby girl's umbilical cord too closely and then failed to stop the child's bleeding. But Jones says the medical examiner may never be able to find the exact cause of death.

Investigators say the 16-year-old Louisburg mother gave birth to the 8 1/2-pound girl late last month.

The case is now in the hands of the district attorney.

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