Houston police are investigating the remains of newborn found buried in trailer home park
The remains of a premature baby were found buried in a Taxas trailer home park, police said.
Houston police are investigating the gruesome discovery after receiving a tip from a hospital staff contacted by the baby’s 17-year-old mother.
She went to the hospital with stomachache and told them she had given birth to a premature baby and buried him near her home.
The police responded to the property at about 6:30 a.m. and question the teen mother.
The child is believed to be born after 25 weeks into the pregnancy. Police say the baby was born on Monday.
HPD Chief Hatcher provides an update on investigation into deceased infant at 3500 Darlinghurst https://t.co/GDvbE24HT0— Houston Police (@houstonpolice) January 13, 2022
"I really just want to make sure that everybody knows that people find themselves in all types of situations and if it’s a possibility that a child is born and the conditions and situations are not suitable to keep that child or care for that child, the Baby Moses law is still in effect," Hatcher said. "They can take that baby to a fire station or an area hospital and give that child over to someone."
No charges have been pressed against the 17-year-old mother yet. The investigation is ongoing.