Newborn baby found dead in New York dumpster, mother arrested

by: WPIX, Nexstar media cable

Posted: Feb 18, 2021/10:58 AM EST
Updated: February 18, 2021 / 10:58 a.m. EST

NEW YORK (WPIX) – A newborn baby was found dead in a dumpster in Coney Island after the infant’s mother called police, officials said late Wednesday.

According to the police, the mother called 911 and informed the authorities that she had given birth on February 12.

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Officials alerted ambulance services, and shortly thereafter the child was found unconscious and unresponsive in a trash can on West 27th Street, police said. The child was pronounced dead.

According to police, the child appeared to have been in the dumpster since February 12. It wasn’t made clear whether the baby died when it was left in the dumpster.

The woman has been arrested and charges are being brought.

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