NEWS
11/30/2011 02:29 EST | Updated 01/30/2012 05:12 EST

RCMP: Dead Baby's Remains Found in Lloydminster Landfill

LLOYDMINSTER, Alta. - Alberta Mounties have found human remains in a landfill after a five-day search for a newborn baby.

RCMP Sgt. Patrick Webb says officers had been searching the landfill on the Saskatchewan side of Lloydminster, a city that straddles the Alberta-Saskatchewan boundary, since Friday.

Webb says police got a 911 call on Nov. 19 about a Lloydminster-area woman experiencing medical difficulties after giving birth and the newborn being unaccounted for.

He says about 30 officers found the search to be physically and emotionally difficult given what they were looking for.

The remains were taken to a medical examiner's office for an autopsy.

No charges have been laid.