Police: Newborn Baby Thrown From Window Of Bronx Apartment
Police have a New York woman in police custody after they found her newborn baby girl dead outside of a Bronx apartment building, ABC reports.
According to the NYPD, the infant—who still had her umbilical accord attached at her time of death—was thrown from the seventh-floor window of the building located on West 183rd Street near Loring Place North in the Morris Heights section of the Bronx. The infant was discovered by the wife of the building’s superintendent Monday afternoon.
Police located the 33-year-old mother—who they say appeared to have just given birth—inside of the building and transported her to St. Barnabas Hospital where she is being treated under police supervision. The infant’s father was taken into custody for police questioning and reportedly told investigators that he didn’t even know the infant’s mother was pregnant. He was later released.
“She didn’t look like she was pregnant all,” neighbor Tiffany Martinez told CBS News.
“It’s just something that’s so ridiculous. I can’t believe that someone would throw their own baby out the window,” said neighbor D. Joshua Charleston.
“To be honest, I’ve never seen something so unhuman like that; I don’t know what those people were thinking about. I don’t know what kind of mother would be to do that,” said Fonzi Vucinaj, the super’s son.
He adds that his mother is still upset by the gruesome discovery.
“She couldn’t believe it, she was shocked, how would you react? You would react bad too, everyone would react the same thing,” Vucinaj said.
Sadly, police say that there is surveillance video showing part of the infant’s fall from the seventh-story window.