Newborn's body found in northwest Calgary parking lot

A newborn's body has been found in a northwest Calgary parking lot, and police are asking for the public's help in finding the baby's mother as they're concerned she could be in medical distress.

Police looking for mother as they're concerned she could be in medical distress

Police were called to a parking lot behind the Bownesian Grocer at Bowness Road and 79th Street N.W. in Calgary at about 11:30 p.m. MT, and found a baby's body. Police want to talk to the mother of the newborn, saying she could be in medical distress. (David Bell/CBC)

A newborn's body has been found in a northwest Calgary parking lot, and police are asking for the public's help in finding the baby's mother as they're concerned she could be in medical distress.

Police were called to a parking lot behind the Bownesian Grocer at Bowness Road and 79th Street N.W. at approximately 11:30 p.m. MT Sunday.

"Investigators believe the child could have been left there as early as the late afternoon, however, it is not clear how or when the child died," police said in a release Monday. It also said an autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday.

Anyone with information about the mother is asked to call Calgary police at 403-266-1234 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.