Two newborn babies were found on a sidewalk in Fairfield on Tuesday afternoon, police said. One baby died and the other was in stable condition after being transported to a hospital.

A woman found the babies behind a business on the 300 block of Pittman Road around 4 p.m., according to a news release from the Fairfield Police Department.

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She called police, who arrived and began performing life-saving efforts on one baby, the release said. The other baby died before police arrived.

Police searched for the babies' mother and found a female on Central Place who appeared to have recently given birth, according to the release. She was detained and taken to a local hospital for treatment.

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