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Relatives of the car's owner find the baby

Police are questioning the owner of the car

Report: Family members had earlier voiced fears about the baby's well-being

Read more about this story from CNN affiliate WUSA

CNN —  

A newborn baby was found dead Thursday in the trunk of a car in southern Maryland, authorities said.

Relatives of the car’s owner said they were cleaning out the trunk and found the body of an infant, according to Lt. Steve Jones of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office.

The car was parked outside a home in Prince Frederick area. Investigators are questioning the vehicle’s owner, Jones said.

Family members had earlier called police to voice fears about the baby’s well-being, CNN affiliate WUSA reported.

No charges have been filed yet, the affiliate said.