New details about the dead bodies of two babies found in a building in The Bronx emerged on Tuesday, shedding light on the disturbing discovery at Claremont. The superintendent of the building discovered the twin newborns behind a six-story College Avenue Building on Monday afternoon.

Police said the baby boys were less than a day old when they were discovered roughly 20 feet apart from each other at the patio of the building. One of the babies had an apparent head trauma and was wrapped in a pet training pad. His umbilical cord was also wrapped around his neck. The other baby had no visible injuries but was found wrapped in a black plastic bag.

The building superintendent, who identified himself as Johnny, said he first saw one of the bodies at around 8 a.m. but did not pay attention to it thinking it was a doll. He only realized it was a baby boy when he came back in the afternoon to tend to the garbage in the area. He said he touched it and was shocked to find blood underneath.

“I didn’t pay it any mind, because I thought it was a toy doll,” he said. “The baby was partially wrapped from the waist up in blue plastic, you know the kind you keep in the house for animals. The blue thing (training pad) was wet. I turned it a little. There was a little blood, but it did not soak through,” he added.

Johnny said he immediately told his work partner about his gruesome discovery and then called 911 at around 1:45 p.m. Shortly after that, he found another dead body of a baby wrapped in a black garbage bag. He noted that the blood of the baby was still leaking out of the bag when he discovered the body.

“It’s unspeakable,” he said. “I can’t believe somebody would do that. The memory is going to stay with me for the rest of my life. A baby? I can understand you try to kill a person, but a baby? An innocent baby? No, no, no,” he added.

Police still did not have any information on the babies’ parents as of Tuesday.

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The Bronx' "Grand Concourse" is seen here, looking northward from E 197 Street toward Bedford Park Boulevard. Creative Commons

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