Authorities Searching Landfill For Fetus

SEBRING, Fla. (AP) _ Authorities are searching a Sebring landfall for a possible fetus or full-term baby after a woman told her roommates she put the baby in a bag and threw it out with the trash.

Sheriff Susan Benton said yesterday that investigators were searching the landfill after getting a call from the concerned roommates of a 24-year old Lake Placid woman.

The woman told her roommates she had the baby in her home Friday and then threw it away. Her roommates were worried after they found
evidence of blood.

The mother, who was not identified, has not been charged with a crime. But her 2-year-old son was placed in the care of the Department of Children & Families as a result of the investigation.

Authorities are working the case as a suspicious death.

Benton says locating the baby and the subsequent autopsy would help determine the baby's age and cause of death.


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