NYC police investigate dead fetus...why?

Photo: Theodore Parisienne for New York Daily News The New York City police are searching for the cause of death for a baby of 20-weeks gestation found in the street. One might wonder why the city …
You're right they are serious about littering. But why determine the cause of death? The baby will end up in the trash, either way. Well, as medical waste, he/she may help keep the lights on tonight via the electricity-producing incinerator on the East Coast. (I apologize for the harshness.)
Serious answer: ...because it was found in the street. NYC is serious about stopping littering. If the infant had been found hanging half-out of a garbage can behind an abortion clinic, no one would care.