Saturday, February 03, 2007


Two Tragedies

Two babies that no Safe Haven could have saved:

Newborn baby found dead in Brooklyn
Teenage mother allegedly thrown the baby
WABC By Jim Dolan

(Brooklyn - WABC, February 3, 2007) - In Brooklyn tonight, a teenage girl is accused of giving birth in her parent's apartment, killing her newborn son and then trying to hide it.
The tragic events played out in the Crown Heights and that's where Eyewitness News reporter Jim Dolan has more.

There is nothing about this story that won't break your heart. The 14-year-old girl who gave birth to the baby and the newborn baby itself, it's numbing in its sadness.

Medical examiner was brought to the scene Saturday to claim the body of the new born baby.

A 14-year-old girl had the baby last night apparently by herself in her bedroom. Her parents claim they had no idea their 14-year-old daughter was pregnant.

Alone and truly frightened, police say, she threw the baby out the window and in to the courtyard in the back of the building.

The girl was sick after the delivery and went to the hospital where they realized right away she had delivered a baby.

They called the police and the baby was found dead in the courtyard where the 14-year-old mother had allegedly thrown him.

"I was stunned," one of neighbors said. "I'm not thinking this would happen in my neighborhood."

"She was unable to talk to her family. If she was unable to, she should go to the church," the other neighbor said.

Police Find Family Heirloom Is Mummified Baby
Investigators To Study Mummified Baby Kept By N.H. Family

UPDATED: 11:38 am EDT April 24, 2006

CONCORD, N.H. -- A family heirloom is not going over well with police.

The mummified body of a baby kept by a Concord, N.H., family has drawn attention from investigators. (Click here to see an image of the mummified baby. Warning: The image is graphic.)

The current keeper of the baby, Charles Peavey, said the tiny mummy has been passed down in his family for many years. Concord police recently got word of the remains and they took them in for testing. A forensic anthropologist will examine the tiny corpse.

Peavey said the mummy belonged to his great-great uncle, who was born in Ashland in 1850. The family estimated that the mummy is 90 years old.

It was discovered among the uncle's possessions in 1947 in Manchester, N.H.

Police said the testing on the corpse could take a month or more.

The medical examiner is conducting an autopsy to find out if the baby died from the fall or from the frigid temperatures or something else all together.

The 14-year-old mother has not yet been charged but is in custody.

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