Deceased infant found in trash can at Irving Applebee’s

Irving Police Department says a deceased infant was found in a trash can at an Applebee’s restaurant this afternoon.

Police and firefighters were called to an unconscious person at the Applebee’s, 1901 N. Belt Line Road, around 4:47pm. When they arrived, emergency responders found a deceased newborn inside the trash can.

The child was birthed in the restroom and then placed in the trash can, according to police. The mother left the location.

Employees found the baby while cleaning the facility approximately 30 minutes later.

The investigation is ongoing at this time.