Baby's body discovered in cooler on side of Georgia road, police say

Georgia cops launched an investigation Sunday after a baby's body was discovered in a cooler on the side of a road.

The Troup County Sheriff's Office said in a news release the child's body was discovered around 3:20 p.m. along Boy Scout Road in LaGrange, located about 90 miles southwest of Atlanta.

"Once on scene, deputies and investigators discovered what appeared to be a deceased newborn child in a portable cooler bag," sheriff's spokesman Sgt. Stewart Smith said.

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Witnesses in the area told police the cooler had been on the side of the road near the wood-line for several days -- possibly up to a week.

The cooler is described as light blue in color with pictures of watermelon slices and zips at the top, front and sides.

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An autopsy on the baby is scheduled for Tuesday, FOX5 reported.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Troup County Sheriff's Office at 706-883-1616 or Crime Stoppers at 706-812-1000.