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Woman brings dead baby to clinic in paper bag

TT/Rebecca Martin · 24 Oct 2011, 15:29

Published: 24 Oct 2011 15:29 GMT+02:00

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The woman, reportedly in her forties, arrived at the hospital on Friday afternoon where she told the staff that she had given birth at home in her apartment and that she believed that the baby had been stillborn.

She said she had no idea she was even pregnant.

“There may be reasons for this that we can't disclose at this point,” said police Skåne police spokesperson Göran Hassel to local paper Helsinborgs Dagbladet (HD).

Having given birth to the baby, the woman contacted a friend and together the made their way to the hospital, after placing the dead baby in the paper bag.

Due to the strange circumstances of the case the hospital has reported the matter to the police, and a full investigation will be carried out.

For the moment the investigation is classified as manslaughter.

Despite this however, no one is formally a suspect in the case and the police are not convinced a crime has taken place.

“It is still very uncertain what actually happened and if a crime has even been committed. It could quite easily simply be a very tragic incident, but a quite normal death,” said Hassel to the paper.

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A death certificate has been issued and the police have conducted a forensic investigation of the woman's home, where she claimed she gave birth to the dead baby.

An autopsy will also be performed on the baby by a medical examiner, after which the police will decide on how to proceed with the case.

TT/Rebecca Martin (news@thelocal.se)

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Your comments about this article

19:05 October 24, 2011 by Frobobbles
If she had used a plastic bag it wouldn't have made the news?
20:34 October 24, 2011 by KingArthur
In tragic situations, people can do tragic things, make wrong choices. Consider the fact she did went to the hospital so she knew what she was doing, and she wanted to do right. Therefore here story of not knowing to be pregnant can be very well true. it happens you know.

Dont convict people before knowing the whole story.

For me, it reads like a tragedy... RIP Baby, and strength to the Mother who now lost her child
20:39 October 24, 2011 by Kahmoudi
How very sad for the woman and her lost baby. Seems like she acted more in shock than anything; perhaps that's why she didn't call 911 instead of going to the hospital herself.
21:12 October 24, 2011 by zooeden
She was probably immigrant!!!
22:33 October 24, 2011 by Scansson
That, and maybe overweight. There have been cases like that before.
12:15 October 25, 2011 by Steggles
OMG....a paper bag!

My deceased pets get better treatment than that.

She could've at least wrapped the poor thing in a cloth or towell of some description.
13:14 October 25, 2011 by salalah
At the hospital:

So... you want to return this deffective product...

Did you bring the receipt?
19:29 October 25, 2011 by KingArthur

You are sick.. I hope you still have your "reciept"
09:47 October 26, 2011 by DAVID T
She didn't know she was pregnant?
11:01 October 26, 2011 by salalah

I was being sarcastic over the callousness of the situation....Maybe you think that bringing a baby in a PAPER BAG is normal? It was just as she was carrying a dress she bought on sale...
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