Police: Mother of baby boy found in bag at Harwinton reservoir comes forward

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HARWINTON — The mother of baby found dead at a reservoir in Harwinton has come forward, according to state police.

Police said the baby boy was born a week or two ago. On Tuesday, the remains of a baby were found in Bristol Reservoir in Harwinton.

Police said Thursday morning that the mother, identified as a Connecticut resident, came forward voluntarily on Wednesday night and spoke with them. The mother, whose name is being withheld at this time, has also been provided necessary medical care at a local hospital, according to police, and is working with police as they continue to investigate the incident. Police said she is not a juvenile.

Police were called around 10:40 a.m. Tuesday after a reservoir worker found the baby’s body in a bag. The City of Bristol Water Department maintains the reservoir.

The City of Bristol Water Department has consulted with the Connecticut Department of Health, police said.

The reservoir has not been used in a few days, and will remain offline. The City of Bristol Water Department stresses that the public water supply is safe and they have no further concern for the safety of the public water supply.