Law enforcement officials are seeking the public’s help in identifying the body of a newborn girl that was found at a mainland recycling facility Thursday and appears to have been transported there from Martha’s Vineyard.

In a press statement Friday, the Cape and Islands District Attorney's Office said the baby’s mother may have lived on the Island, had ties to the Vineyard, or recently traveled here.

The remains of the child were found by employees at the Zero Waste Solutions recycling facility in Rochester, Massachusetts. The baby was within a trash collection that appears to have originated from Martha’s Vineyard and was shipped to that facility for disposal, state police said Saturday.

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has begun a post-mortem examination of the baby. That examination is ongoing and results are not being released at this time, police said.

Further information on the case was not immediately released and a state police spokesperson declined to comment further Saturday.

On Monday, district attorney Robert Galibois renewed calls for help in the ongoing investigation and voiced concern for the mother's safety.

"While there is no threat to the general public, the investigation to date suggests that the health and welfare of the mother may be at risk," he said. "Identifying her as soon as possible is of paramount importance and urgency."

The Martha’s Vineyard Refuse Disposal District sends one load to the Zero Waste Solutions facility weekly, district manager Don Hatch said. The district takes in the trash and recycling from Edgartown, West Tisbury, Chilmark and Aquinnah.

The recycling loads are packed up on Monday, he said, and then taken off-Island by Caroll’s trucking service at the trucking company's convenience. Mr. Hatch said he had spoken to state police at the onset of the investigation.

Members of the public that may have information that could assist investigators identify the baby or her parents are asked to contact state police trooper Dustin Shaw at 508-790-5799.