FAIRFIELD — The remains found Monday in a garage next to a mobile home on Norridgewock Road were those of a full-term baby boy, Maine State Police said Wednesday.

“The body has been examined by the state Medical Examiner’s Office and additional testing is taking place,” Steve McCausland, spokesman for the state Department of Public Safety, said Wednesday afternoon in a news release. Initially, police had not determined whether the remains were pre- or post-birth.

The baby’s parents, Kayla Stewart, 20, and Nicholas Blood, 25, have cooperated with the investigation and were interviewed by state police detectives, McCausland said.

“The couple lived at the mobile home along Route 139 with their 3-year-old daughter, who is now staying with other relatives,” McCausland said. “Detectives have been gathering evidence from the home and detached garage since Sunday and that work is expected to be completed tonight.”

Asked about the cause of the baby’s death, McCausland said “work continues by the Medical Examiner’s Office.”

McCausland said state police planned to continue investigating at the home through Wednesday evening and then allow the couple to return.

The Maine State Police Major Crimes Unit searched the home and vehicles outside it Tuesday.

Detectives were called to the mobile home Sunday, but McCausland would not say why.


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