Investigators from the Shelby police department and the Ohio BCI look at the box containing a rug with the body of a dead new born baby in Shelby, Ohio, Tuesday, July 23, 2013. An Ohio police chief says a 17-year-old told officers that she was the one who gave birth to a baby whose remains were found in a box in the trunk of a car at a repair shop. (AP Photo/News Journal, Dave Polcyn) NO SALES

SHELBY, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio police chief says a 17-year-old told officers that she was the one who gave birth to a baby whose remains were found in a box in the trunk of a car at a repair shop.

Shelby police Chief Charlie Roub says the girl told investigators Tuesday night that she didn't know she was pregnant and gave birth at home in late January or early February.

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Investigators say a mechanic found the infant's body on Tuesday after noticing an odor coming from the trunk.

Roub says the girl is a local resident who has not been taken into custody.

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Shelby police investigators searching the trunk of a car in Shelby, Ohio, Tuesday, July 23, 2013. An Ohio police chief says a 17-year-old told officers that she was the one who gave birth to a baby whose remains were found in a box in the trunk of a car at a repair shop. (AP Photo/News Journal, Dave Polcyn) NO SALES