The body of a newborn child was found Thursday night in the trunk of a vehicle parked at a Prince Frederick trailer park community, the Calvert County sheriff’s office said.

Deputies were called to the 5400 block of Hallowing Point Road, where the body was found about 6:30 p.m., said Lt. Steven Jones, a spokesman. The vehicle’s owner discovered the child while cleaning the trunk and called authorities. Investigators are awaiting an autopsy to determine the child’s gender, age and identity, Jones said. It was unclear how long the child had been in the trunk or how the baby got there.

— Clarence Williams