Apr 9, 2014 10:47 PM by Associated Press
CORONA, Calif. (AP) - The body of a newborn girl has been found in a Southern California dumpster and police say the mother led them to the body.
Corona police say the woman showed up at a Riverside hospital Tuesday evening and said she'd been injured. But an examination indicated she'd probably given birth.
Authorities say the woman told police she'd delivered at home that morning but thought the girl was stillborn and dumped her.
Sgt. Kim Velasco says the woman lives with her parents and apparently had tried to hide her pregnancy.
Police found the infant wrapped in plastic bags in the bin outside the mother's apartment complex.
Coroner's officials will try to determine the cause of death. Velasco says that will determine whether charges are filed against the mother, who wasn't arrested.
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