Newborn Found Dead In East Wichita Dumpster

By: KAKE News Email
By: KAKE News Email

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Friday, January 18, 2013

Police are investigating the death of a newborn baby, whose body was found in an east Wichita dumpster Wednesday night.

Earlier this week, a 17-year-old was admitted to an area hospital with significant hemorrhaging. Later, she admitted to hospital staff that she had delivered a baby girl the previous week, and took her to a dumpster at an east Wichita shopping center.

The hospital notified police, and officers found the child's body around 11 p.m. Wednesday night in a dumpster at the Eastgate Shopping Mall, located at 8125 E. Kellogg.

Police believe the child had been there for several days. Homicide investigators are working this as a suspicious death, but are not sure if the child was still alive when she was left at the dumpster.

The teen mother remains hospitalized.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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