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Newborn Boy, Bayou Body Count No. 156

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Houston police have arrested a 14-year-old female in the April death of a newborn baby.

It's a sad tale.

An elementary school student told a counselor she had witnessed the death four days earlier, in an apartment in the 10100 block of Bissonet about 7p.m. April 16.

Three juveniles were present when the baby was born.

"The newborn was placed on a mattress and the juveniles described what investigators believe was the amniotic sac covering the baby's head," Houston police say. "The newborn was unable to breathe and shortly after, the baby stopped breathing.  No adults were present at the time and no one called 9-1-1."

When the kids determined the infant was dead, they contacted a neighbor. Police interviewed the neighbor, who "led them to a large dumpster in an apartment complex where he claimed he placed the baby."

The contents of the dumpster had been taken away to a landfill, and the landfill could not be searched because of "the volume and density of the compacted trash," police said.

The juvenile was arrested on a felony charge of injury to a child. No other arrests have been made.


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