The baby’s body was found when it tumbled out of a bed sheet at Crothall Laundry in Red Wing, about 45 miles southeast of St. Paul, according to Red Wing Police Chief Roger Pohlman. Laundry employees called Regions Hospital, which immediately sent workers who collected the remains before police arrived.
Pohlman said there was no indication of foul play. The Ramsey County medical examiner’s office was expected to examine the remains.
Bose said it was too early to know if any employees would be disciplined, and that the hospital needed “to do our due diligence.”
Boese said the hospital has offered support and counseling to employees of the laundry service, as well as to the hospital workers involved. She said it had been an emotional event for everybody involved, noting that she herself had barely slept the night before.
“That’s our No. 1 concern, our patients, our families. We’re deeply troubled,” she said.