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Death investigation underway after body of newborn baby was found in Oak Ridge

The baby's body was found off the Melton Lake Greenway on Thursday.

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. — Oak Ridge Police are investigating after the body of a newborn baby was found near Melton Hill Lake.

According to a spokesperson for the City of Oak Ridge, a person found the baby around 12:45 p.m. near the bank along Melton Lake Greenway just north of the Edgemoor Road bridge Thursday. 

No further information has been released. If you have any information, you are asked to cal ORPD at (865) 425-4399. 

Crime tips can also be submitted anonymously online here.


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