Corona Police Say Woman Dumped Newborn Baby in Trash Bin

Police say the woman said the baby was dead when born.

An investigation was underway Wednesday into the death of a newborn child dumped in a trash bin near the home of a Corona woman who admitted giving birth to the girl but insisted she was stillborn.

According to Corona police, officers were summoned to Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Riverside around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday after a woman showed up seeking treatment for undisclosed injuries related to a possible childbirth.

The 24-year-old woman acknowledged having a baby that morning at her home, but said the child was dead, according to Detective Chris Espinoza.

He said officers searched the 2200 block of Treemont Place and located the infant's body in a trash receptacle.

The cause of death could not immediately be determined. An autopsy was pending, Espinoza said.

Anyone with information was asked to call the police department at (951) 736-2330.

– City News Service.


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