According to Fox5, the Coroner’s findings state that the baby dumped in trash bin was alive for 28 days.
The teenage mother who gave birth to the child allegedly kept her pregnancy a secret from both her family and friends and apparently gave birth at her home. Then she hid the baby at her home for approximately a month before apparently dumping the dead infant to the trash bin.
According to the coroner’s findings, that baby was alive. How awful that the baby dumped in trash bin was alive for 28 days.
This leads to many disturbing questions. If the teenager hid her baby for nearly a month, and the coroner is ruling that the baby lived for 28 days, then the baby, an infant girl, had to be alive while she in her mother’s home.
How was this teenage girl able to hide an infant for that period of time? We’ve heard of a few cases of teenager girls hiding the fact that they were pregnant right up until they gave birth but a live, breathing infant.
Was this teenager in school? Did she feed her baby? Did she take good care of it? or Did she murder her baby? Did the infant die of starvation or neglect. Was it natural causes? An even more horrifying thought is the possibility that the teenager callously dumped her baby in the trash bin while it was alive? Did the one month old infant suffer?
Were the teenager’s parents or other adults in the home so detached as to really not know that there was a live infant in the house? There are children that can’t hide a puppy without their parents finding out. Is there more information that has not been released?
Nevada is a notoriously tough on crime state and does a great job, in this author’s opinion, of apprehending criminals. Our system thought is severely lacking when it come to underage girls who give birth and think it’s just fine to either discard or murder their baby. Many times, they are coddled which can lead to repeat offenders such as Carmen Camero.
As of this writing, the teen has not been arrested and no further information has been released.
What makes this case even more tragic is the Nevada has a Safe Haven Law which allows an individual to surrender an infant with no fear of arrest or prosecution. No names or records are required. The parents can bring a baby less than 30 days old to any hospital, and urgent care facility, an occupied fire or police station or they can call 911 to have an ambulance dispatched to the location. The appropriate government child protection agency will immediately take the newborn into custody and place the infant in a foster or pre-adoptive home.
If the teen would have only made that call – –