The Warrensburg Police Department and University of Central Missouri Police Department are asking for the public's assistance with the investigation surrounding the body of an infant that was found Tuesday, March 4 in a cave at Pertle Springs, a public recreation area located south of the UCM campus.

According to Warrensburg Police, law enforcement personnel were called to the scene after students conducting research at the cave discovered the body.

An autopsy conducted on Wednesday (March 5) determined that the infant was Caucasian. Investigators are interested in learning about a near full-term pregnant woman who planned to give birth sometime in the February to early March 2014 time-frame and may have had suspicious circumstances surrounding the birth.

UCM Police and the Warrensburg Police Department are requesting that anyone with information that would be helpful in this investigation are urged to call the confidential hotline 660-543-4400, or they may use the confidential online form.