13-Year-Old Mother Could Face Felony Charges After Newborn Son Found In Dumpster
A 13-year-old girl whose newborn baby was found dead in a south suburban Chicago dumpster could face felony charges.
Police say the Country Club Hills, Ill. girl put the infant in the trash bin, ABC Chicago reports. The baby was dead by the time police discovered him Sunday.
Police and paramedics found the boy in the 17900 block of Huntleigh Court after authorities were alerted to his mother's arrival at a nearby hospital emergency room, the Chicago Tribune reports. The girl appeared to have recently given birth.
The girl, according to the Tribune, confessed to police that she had put the infant in the trash. She also said she was not aware she was pregnant. The child's father is, reportedly, "another young person."
The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services is investigating the incident, according to an AP report. DCFS spokesman Kendall Marlowe said the agency has had no previous contact with the girl or her family.
With an autopsy pending, it remains unclear whether the baby was born alive, but further information is expected to be released as this week, Fox reports.