Newborn baby found dead in trash bin

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CORONA, Calif — Police found a deceased newborn girl wrapped in plastic bags inside a trash dumpster Tuesday, officials said.

Criminal InvestigationAuthorities said they were led to the dumpster by the mother, who told police she thought the baby was stillborn at the time of the birth and decided to throw her away.

The mother, who was not named and has not been charged at this time, showed up at Kaiser Permanente’s Riverside Medical Center on Tuesday evening claiming she had been “injured.” During an examination, staff came to the conclusion that she had likely recently given birth and called police.

“She denied it,” said Corona police Sgt. Kim Velasco. “When officers got to the hospital, she admitted she had the baby early Tuesday morning and believed it was deceased.”

Officers found the infant a bin in the mother’s apartment complex. The Riverside coroner will perform an autopsy to determin if the girl was stillborn.

Autopsy results will determine whether or not charges will be filed against the mother, Velasco said. Currently, the 24-year-old is not in custody.

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5 comments

  • Cris

    I never take the time to comment on stories but this one seriously just made my skin curl. How date her, how dare she decide on the life of a baby dead or alive it’s not her call. That’s what hospitals are for you moron. This is so sad

    • rosalie martinez

      If this lady could go to the hospital after she had her baby WHY did she not go to the hospital when she was in labor? Yes I beleive she should be charge with child endangerment. and child neglete also if they find out the baby even had took one breath be charged with murder. Oh yea one more charge distposing of a body illegally.

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