Dead 'baby' near Queens park turns out to be realistic-looking doll

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — The NYPD says what appeared to be a dead, bruised infant found outside a Queens park turned out to be a realistic-looking doll.

A runner spotted what she thought was a baby shortly before 8 a.m. Tuesday in a grassy area outside Crocheron Park in the borough's Bayside neighborhood and called 911. 

Doll believed to be a dead baby found in Queens

Police initially reported that a 3-month-old baby was pronounced dead at the scene.Detectives descended on the park in droves to look for evidence. A crime scene tent was set up. But police say a closer look revealed the baby was in fact a doll or prop.They say the doll was wearing a diaper and had bruising suggestive of having once been a living infant.The incident is under investigation.

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