NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say the body of a child was found in the garbage chute of a Bronx building after a 19-year-old woman walked into a hospital and told medical personnel she had given birth.
Police say the teen walked into the hospital around 5:30 p.m. Saturday and explained that she had delivered in her West Farms Road apartment. Authorities say she claimed to have put the baby in a plastic bag and then into the garbage.
Officers went to the location and found a body. The circumstances of the birth were unknown. The medical examiner's office determined the baby was stillborn.
Authorities say the woman has been charged with misappropriation of an unclaimed cadaver, a misdemeanor.