Shoplifting Teen Mom Found with Dead Baby In Backpack

October 18, 2013  |  
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A 17-year-old girl who is already the mother of a 2-year-old was caught shoplifting at a large New York City Victoria’s Secret yesterday. Security guards noticed a strong smell coming from her backpack and discovered the body of a dead baby. The girl is said to have been six months into her pregnancy when she miscarried on Wednesday.

The girl hasn’t been charged with any crimes regarding the baby but she has been charged for petty larceny. Paramedics wheeled her into an ambulance and are trying to determine how the fetus died. She’s been transferred to Bellevue Hospital.

This is a sad. gruesome story. A writer at Mommyish has made the very good point that the press has very inappropriately released the name and photograph of the girl, who obviously needs help as she tries to deal with all kinds of trauma. In most cases, the press keeps the names and photos of teens who’ve committed crimes out of their stories but this just doesn’t seem right. We hope the girl (and her son) get the help they both need.

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