Last week a dead baby girl was found in a Long Island trash facility. An investigation as to who the mother of the child was started after workers in the Lawrence recycling center called Nassau County police and said they found the child with her umbilical cord still attached. An autopsy report has revealed that the little girl was not born alive.
Sanitary District No. 1 in Bay Boulevard is one of five independent Hempstead sanitary districts that serves up to 50,000 residents and commercial properties in the community. What such a large area to cover, investigators are trying to see if the baby girl ended up in the facility after being left on the side of the road and picked up by garbage trucks.
The infant was pronounced dead at the scene by the NCPD. Investigators initially ruled the death a homicide but the autopsy report shows that wasn’t the case. Right now detectives are worried about the mother’s physical and mental state. They are asking anyone who may have information to call (516) 573-6553.
In a similar story a 17-year-old girl was caught shoplifting in Herald Square’s Victoria’s Secret after the stench from her dead child coming from a shopping bag cued security guards to stop her. The incident happened at 1:30 p.m. on October 18. An investigation found that the baby was alive at birth.
The 17-year-old told officers she was six months pregnant at the time and had miscarried the child two days prior. She was not charged with any crime related to the child but she and her friend were both charged with petit larceny and criminal possession of stolen property. The girl, who was already a mother, was taken to Bellevue Hospital for evaluation.