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Autoposy on baby done, but police won't release details

Medford police said today that they won't immediately release the results of an autopsy on a newborn baby girl whose body was found Saturday in a garbage bin at the Holiday Inn Express in south Medford.

"The results of the autopsy are not being released at this time due to the active investigation," Medford police Detective Sgt. Mike Budreau said in a statement this afternoon. "Medford police understand the public's desire for more information; however, releasing information could compromise the case."

State Medical Examiner Dr. James Olson completed the autopsy at about 2 p.m. today at the Oregon State Police Crime Lab in Central Point, Budreau said. The procedure took about three hours, he said.

Police also continue to withhold the name of the baby's 19-year-old mother, whom police found Monday with the help of a witness.

The mother, a Medford resident, gave a statement to police on Monday outlining her version of what happened. That information also has not yet been released to the public to protect the investigation, Budreau said.

Detectives continued to interview the woman's friends and family today, he said.