Dead Baby Found in Mom's Cubicle: Cops

Baby was full-term; autopsy results are pending
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 3, 2015 10:44 AM CDT
Dead Baby Found in Mom's Cubicle: Cops
A stock photo of an office cubicle.   (Shutterstock)

A Michigan woman gave birth in her work bathroom on Tuesday to a baby that she then hid in her cubicle, police say; the newborn was later pronounced dead. Employees of CEVA Logistics in Redford called paramedics after they heard moaning coming from a bathroom, where blood was on the wall and floor of a stall, Fox 2 Detroit reports. A woman, aged 25 or 26, who has not been identified, was found with blood on her body as she worked at her desk. She initially refused medical treatment and said she was only lightheaded; she didn't indicate she had given birth and previously told coworkers she wasn't pregnant, USA Today reports. Police eventually found the baby, who appeared to be full-term, though reports differ on whether the child was beneath the woman's desk or in a drawer.

Fox 2 reports the baby was dead when it was initially found, but was pronounced dead at a hospital after failed resuscitation attempts. The mother was also taken to the hospital. The woman was an employee of temp agency Level Professional Services, which has worked with CEVA Logistics since October. A CEVA rep tells the Detroit News that the company "is cooperating fully with the authorities in their ongoing investigation and is providing counseling to its employees at the facility." An autopsy was performed by the Wayne County Medical Examiner's Office on Wednesday and the results should be available in two weeks, Redford police say. The results will inform whether any charges will be filed. (More Michigan stories.)

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