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Newborn's body found in Vancouver-area landfill

A 20-year-old Vancouver-area woman may face charges related to the death of a newborn baby whose body was foun...


A 20-year-old Vancouver-area woman may face charges related to the death of a newborn baby whose body was found in the Burns Bog landfill south of Vancouver. As many as 35 officers from several Lower Mainland police agencies searched through waste between last Thursday and Sunday looking for any sign of a newborn baby. The remains of a full-term baby boy were found in the landfill Sunday; an autopsy will be needed to determine if the infant was alive at birth. Charges may range from infanticide to committing an indignity to a dead body. Mounties received a tip and were able to confirm the woman had delivered the baby on January 21. Police say she told her boyfriend she had miscarried and the pair tossed the remains in a dumpster; by the time police learned of the incident two weeks later the bin had been emptied and its contents taken to the landfill.


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