Calif. Mom Busted After Newborn Is Found in Trash

Jessie Canfield went back to party after birth: cops
By Emily Rauhala,  Newser User
Posted Mar 5, 2010 5:07 AM CST
Jessie Canfield, 24, is charged with dumping her baby in a trash bin after giving birth at a surprise party.   (AP Photo/Redondo Beach Police Department)

(Newser) – A 24-year-old California woman has been arrested for allegedly dumping her newborn baby in the trash after giving birth at a party. Police found the infant dead in an overstuffed curbside garbage bin, just blocks from a fire station where unwanted babies can be surrendered. The woman, Jessie Canfield, was reportedly attending a surprise birthday party when she ducked into a bedroom for a couple of hours. Party-goers say she did not mention giving birth to a 6-pound baby girl, but did look "distraught."

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