Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Texas police search for child's body after 5-month abortion

Police in Houston are searching for the body of a child who was apparently aborted and then placed in a trash can.
Police were searching at a home Tuesday on Tambourine Drive in Stafford. The 29-year-old woman said she gave birth at the home this morning and placed the fetus in a trash can, said Sgt. James Racus of the Houston Police Department.

Police had not yet found the fetus early Tuesday afternoon.

Racus said the woman sought treatment at Memorial Hermann Hospital Southwest because she was bleeding. She told a nurse at the hospital that she had a baby and wrapped it up in a blanket and placed in an apartment complex in north Houston.

Medical staff at the hospital estimated the woman had been 20-25 weeks pregnant at the time she allegedly gave herself the abortion, Racus said. So far police have been unable to find the child at the home, but they're still processing the scene there.

Officers think the woman is an illegal immigrant, which is why she lied about where to find the fetus.

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