The Barrie Police Homicide Unit is investigating after the body of a baby was found in Innisfil.

Police say, on Wednesday, a local doctor’s office received a call from a woman who said she had given birth out-of-hospital, and never received medical assistance.

Barrie police were contacted to check-in on the woman. South Simcoe Police became involved in the investigation and found the woman at a home on Corner Brook Trail in Innisfil.

Police confirm a baby boy's body was discovered beside the home.

Neighbours believe the body was found inside a garbage bin.

Police say they believe the infant died on Sunday, July 30th, 2017.

The 42-year-old Innisfil mother has been charged with Neglecting to Obtain Assistance in Child Birth and Concealing the Body of a Child. She appeared in Barrie bail court on Thursday.