The newborn found dead at 125 Lakeside Drive on Muskingum University’s campus died of asphyxiation, according to Muskingum County Coroner Charles Feicht.
Feicht confirms the baby was alive before being placed in a tightly knotted trash bag.
He says the mother was near full term pregnancy, an estimated 38 weeks when she gave birth to the baby girl.
The trash bag was found outside the university-owned house occupied by the Delta Gamma Theta sorority around 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 22.
The body was sent to the Licking County Coroner’s Office for an autopsy which was performed around 2 p.m. Friday, April 24. The Muskingum County Coroner’s Office is handling the results.
No further details about the autopsy could be released as the case is still under investigation by the Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office and Muskingum University Police.