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18-year-old mom comes forward after dead baby found in cemetery flower pot, police say

Police have not released her identity at this time.

CARROLLTON, Texas — An 18-year-old woman has come forward and identified herself as the mother of the baby that was found dead inside of a flower pot at a cemetery in Carrollton, police said.

The woman told police that she saw the news coverage of the incident. Police released information about the baby to the media last week.

The woman is cooperating with police. Her name has not been released.

Detectives continued to investigate on Monday as they awaited test results in the case.

The baby was found March 11 by a caretaker at the Perry Cemetery at 1805 N. Perry Rd. He noticed a flowerpot that was "out of place" and discovered the body beneath the pot's soil when he emptied the pot.

According to police, the baby girl was 34 weeks to full term, and weighed just under 6 pounds. 

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