Newborn dies after Phoenix woman conceals pregnancy

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By Alicia Barron By Alicia Barron
By Alicia Barron By Alicia Barron
By Alicia Barron By Alicia Barron

PHOENIX -- Phoenix police officers are investigating the death of an infant.

According to police, a 24-year-old woman who had apparently concealed her pregnancy gave birth in her home at approximately 2 a.m. Monday. She lives near 20th Avenue and Broadway Road in South Phoenix.

Police said the woman left her home, walked two houses down and placed the infant inside a neighbor's Dumpster.

"The family members realized that there was a medical problem with the mother of the infant at this point," Phoenix police Sgt. Trent Crump said. "That is what alerted everybody to the situation and family was able to get information from her, family was able to retrieve the child this morning from the Dumpster."

Crump said family members tried to revive the baby then headed to the hospital with the infant and mother.

They pulled over after a few blocks and flagged down a motorcycle officer to assist. He contacted paramedics, but the infant was pronounced dead shortly afterward.

The mother remains in the hospital. She has not been charged with anything at this point, until the medical examiner's office completes its investigation.