A dead newborn baby has been found on the campus of a university in eastern Ohio.

The Muskingum County sheriff's office says the body of the abandoned infant was found Wednesday night at a university-owned student residence at Muskingum University. Emergency personnel responded to the residence just after 9 p.m. and were on the scene throughout much of the night.

An autopsy is planned.

The university has referred inquiries to the sheriff's office, which has released no further details.

Muskingum University is in the village of New Concord, about 70 miles east of Columbus. It has about 3,000 students.