LOS ANGELES ( KTLA) -- An 18-year-old woman is being questioned by police after her newborn baby was found dead inside a trash can.

The baby boy's body was found around 7 p.m. Monday inside a wastebasket at a home in the 4500 block of Simpson Avenue, officials said.

The woman gave birth last Friday, according to LAPD Lt. John Romero.

Officers were called to investigate after the woman received treatment at a local hospital without a baby, Romero said.

The woman, whose name was not immediately released, remained hospitalized Tuesday and had not been arrested.

An autopsy was scheduled to determine how the baby died.