HIGHLAND PARK, N.J. — A 14-year-old girl has been charged in the death of her newborn boy who was found outside a New Jersey home.

Middlesex County prosecutors say the teen faces a juvenile delinquency charge equivalent to murder in adult court. But they did not release her name due to her age.

Police found the child outside a Highland Park home Monday afternoon. The infant was taken to a hospital but died there a short time later.

It’s not clear how long the baby had been outside the home before it was found or when the Highland Park girl had given birth. A cause of death for the child has not been determined.

Authorities declined further comment on the matter, citing the ongoing investigation.

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