Dead Baby Found in Bedroom of Girl, 14

Teen hid pregnancy, police investigating
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Feb 8, 2011 4:06 AM CST
The newborn was found in a plastic bag stuffed behind the teen's bed.   (?Daquella manera)

(Newser) – Police are investigating what caused the death of a newborn found in the bedroom of a 14-year-old girl who had kept her pregnancy hidden. The girl's mom rushed her daughter to a local hospital when she began bleeding heavily. The doctor reported an apparent birth, and police arrived at the teen's Brooklyn home to find a dead newborn in a plastic bag stuffed behind the girl's bed, reports the New York Daily News.

An autopsy is being performed. The girl is "not being very cooperative," said a police spokesman. "Parents need to be involved and know what their kids are doing," he added. "You're a mother, a woman, you're supposed to know. If you're just 14 years old, you're a baby yourself." Sadly, this is far from the first time something like this has happened. (Read more Teen Mom stories.)

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