Police arrest suspect accused of cutting fetus from woman’s womb

Dynel Lane

The Boulder County Sheriff’s Office released this photo of Dynel Lane. (Credit: KDVR)

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LONGMONT, Colo. -- Police on Thursday arrested a suspect accused of stabbing a 7-month-pregnant woman in the stomach and cutting the fetus from her womb after the victim answered a Craigslist ad for baby clothes.

Dynel Lane, 34, was arrested after going to a local hospital with the baby and telling a worker she had a miscarriage, according to police.  The baby did not survive.

Dynel Lane
The Boulder County Sheriff’s Office released this photo of Dynel Lane. (Credit: KDVR)

The 26-year-old victim was recovering from the attack, which occurred in the 1600 block of Green Place in Longmont around 2:40 p.m. Wednesday.

“Officers arrived on scene and could hear a female calling for help inside the home. Officers entered the home and located a female who had been beaten and stabbed in the stomach,” Longmont police said.

Police said the victim went to the suspect’s house to buy baby clothes she found in an ad on Craigslist.

“The suspect and victim were not known to each other prior to this incident,” police said.

After the attack, the suspect’s husband drove her and the baby to the hospital. However, it was not clear if he was inside the home when the attack happened, police said.

The husband has not been arrested.

Lane was booked on several felony charges including attempted first-degree murder, first-degree assault and child abuse knowingly/reckless resulting in death.

She is due in court Thursday.

A version of this story appeared on FOX5SANDIEGO's sister station KDVR and was distributed by Tribune Broadcasting.

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