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