Newborn found dead in dumpster after mom ends up in ICU

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Newborn Baby Found Dead In Dumpster After Mom Ends Up In ICU

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

Detroit police on Sunday found the body of a baby girl in a dumpster after the newborn’s mother went to the emergency room bleeding and complaining of stomach pain.

WDIV reported that medical staff at the hospital transferred the 39-year-old woman to the intensive care unit, where they discovered that she'd recently given birth. She did not have a newborn with her, and neither did her husband, who drove her to the hospital.

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Officers who went to the couple's home on Detroit's east side found the baby's body in a trash bin behind the house, the news station reported.

The woman’s husband told police he did not know she’d given birth.

MLive.com reported Tuesday morning that the woman remained on a breathing tube in the hospital's ICU, so investigators had not yet been able to interview her. An autopsy was done Monday on the infant's body, but the cause of death has not been made public.

The case remains under investigation.

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