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.