By Molly Daly

 By Molly Daly

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia police are investigating the discovery of afterbirth behind a center city fast food restaurant.

Police say it happened around 6:30 a.m. behind the McDonald’s restaurant in the 900 block of Market Street, when an employee found a white container that was stained with blood.

It was taken to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, where the contents were identified as a human placenta.

The police investigation included a search of dumpsters in the area.

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