04/13/2015 03:31 EDT | Updated 04/13/2015 03:59 EDT

Dead Newborn Found Outside Church In Mount Albion, P.E.I.

MOUNT ALBION, P.E.I. — Police in Prince Edward Island say the body of a dead newborn baby was found outside a church in Mount Albion, east of Charlottetown.

RCMP Cpl. Martin Roy says caretakers at the church discovered the body on Sunday around 2:30 p.m.

Roy declined to reveal the name of the church and the gender of the child, saying the Mounties are withholding that information as part of their investigation.

He says an autopsy is being conducted.

Anyone with information about the baby or the mother are asked to call police or Crime Stoppers.