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YAKIMA, WA - The Yakima County Coroner has not released the cause of death for 31-year-old Shaya Ball, who was found dead on the Yakima Greenway last week with her newborn baby next to her in a tote bag.

The toxicology report is still pending.

Ball was found dead on Wednesday. A city spokesperson says wastewater treatment plant employees found Ball, and once officers arrived, they found a newborn baby girl next to her.

An officer performed CPR, and after the baby responded it was taken to a local hospital.

Investigators say the baby is doing fine; they believe she was born just 14 to 18 hours before Ball's death.

In a GoFundMe page set up by Ball's sister, Ball is described as "a loving, caring, strong woman, who always put her kids first."

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