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Fetus found in trash compactor in the Bronx

April 28, 2013 2:43:55 PM PDT
Police in the Bronx are questioning a teenager and her mother about a child's body that was found in a garbage compactor.

Authorities say the body was found in the chute of an apartment building in the West Farms section after the 19-year-old woman walked into a hospital and told medical personnel she had given birth.

Police say the teen went to the hospital around 5:30 p.m. Saturday and explained that she had delivered in her apartment.

Authorities say she claimed to have put the baby in a plastic bag and then into the garbage.

Officers went to the location and found a body. The medical examiner's office completed the autopsy and determined that the baby was stillborn.

Authorities say the woman has been charged with misappropriation of an unclaimed cadaver, a misdemeanor.