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Mother, son found dead in dumpster

BROCKTON, MA (CNN) - A mother and her two-year-old son were found dead in a dumpster south of Boston.

"We don't believe it to be a random act, and that's why we're working very hard on individuals that we believe may be involved at this time," said Timothy Cruz, a district attorney in Plymouth County, MA.

Police responded to the scene in Brockton after receiving an anonymous phone call Sunday.

Authorities said it appears both the woman and child were targeted.  

"We do not believe this is a general threat to public safety in the community," Cruz said. "Having said that, however, as we stand right now, this investigation is focusing on an individual who has murdered a mother and her young child."

Police haven't made any arrests so far.

Authorities said they don't know how long the bodies were in the dumpster, but the mother was last seen Thursday at her home.

Police also declined to say how the two died. Autopsies were expected to be performed on Monday.

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