Two newborn babies were found dead at a daycare center in Chicago on Thursday, according to police, who were notified after a cleaning crew found the babies inside a bathroom at the facility.

Chicago police said they responded at approximately 6:59 p.m. to a child care center located at the 400 block of East Ontario, in the Streeterville neighborhood, where they found the newborns unresponsive inside a trash bag.

“Chicago police are conducting death investigations after two newborn girls were found dead inside a childcare center bathroom in Streeterville,” police said in a statement Thursday evening. “Dispatchers told responding officers that the babies were in a trash bag. The children were not breathing when first responders arrived.”

The girls were subsequently transported to Lurie Children’s Hospital, where they were pronounced deceased.

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Chicago police said two newborn girls were found dead at a daycare facility on Thursday, July 6, 2023. (NY 32 Chicago)

A woman was also found inside the facility, who was transported to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where she was treated for unspecified injuries.

“An emergency medical situation involving a daycare employee occurred this evening at the daycare facility on the Northwestern Memorial Hospital campus,” a spokesperson with Northwestern Medicine told NY 32.

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