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Baby found deceased in Hobbs hospital bathroom

A 16-year-old girl was being treated at the hospital; later on, hospital staff found a deceased baby in the restroom of her room.

HOBBS, N.M. — UPDATE: According to the Hobbs Police Department, the investigation into the deceased baby found at Covenant Health Hobbs Hospital has been determined to be a death investigation.

Officers have been told that the results from the Office of the Medical Investigator will take likely up to 90 days due to the complex nature of the forensic investigation. 

Police have also conducted all the necessary interviews at this time and have decided to file no criminal charges until OMI comes back with results from their investigation. 

People can call the police department at 575-397-9265 or the Lea County Crime Stoppers at 575-393-8005 if you have any more information. 


According to a press release, HPD responded to Covenant Health Hobbs Hospital in reference to a deceased baby on Wednesday.

A 16-year-old juvenile was being treated at the hospital, accompanied by her mother. Hosptial staff later discovered a deceased baby in the restroom of the juvenile's hospital room. 

The baby was sent to Albuquerque for autopsy by the Office of the Medical Investigator.

This is an ongoing investigation. More details will be released to the public at a later time.

If you have any information regarding this incident, you can call 575-393-9265.

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