A funeral home received a package containing a dead baby boy and homicide detectives were searching for the mother.

The package was dropped off at the James E. Grace Funeral Home Wednesday, but was not opened until later in the day because the funeral director thought it might be for his wife, said Dennis Richards, chief of detectives.

It was not known whether the baby was alive or dead when delivered to the door, Richards said. An autopsy was planned.

Richard said the package also contained a note but he would not disclose the contents.

"We want to locate the mother for police purposes, as well as for her own well-being," Richards said.