Cops find body of newborn in garbage bag
Susan Mohammed email@example.com
A three-day-old baby of Manzanilla was found dead in a garbage bag by police yesterday morning.
The baby boy was found after a close female relative reported that she had disposed of the baby after it died.
According to a police report, the 21-year-old woman and a 25-year-old man went to the Manzanilla Police Post on Saturday and reported to police the baby died.
The woman told police that on Friday around 5 p.m. she fed the baby and placed him on a couch to sleep. She said she went to take a bath and when she returned some ten minutes later, she found the baby motionless.
She reported that the baby was frothing from his mouth.
The woman told investigators she panicked and put the infant in a garbage bag and placed it at the side of John Humphrey Road, James Smart Village, a few feet from her house.
She said she also placed some of the baby’s items in the bag.
A party of police officers of the Manzanilla Police Post, Mayaro and Sangre Grande CIDs and Homicide Division (Eastern) searched the streets for several hours. At around 5 a.m. yesterday, the police officers discovered the bag at John Anthony Road, in James Smart Village.
The body was examined by district medical officer Dr Ntudu.
Police said the body did not bear marks of violence.
The woman was taken into custody for questioning at the Sangre Grande CID. She was later taken to Sangre Grande Hospital for examination.
The body was taken to the Forensic Science Centre in St James for an autopsy today.
WPC Castillano is continuing investigations.