Newborn Found Dead In Wichita Trash Bin

By: AP (Posted by Mary Kenefake)
By: AP (Posted by Mary Kenefake)

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) Wichita police are investigating the death of a newborn girl who was left in a trash bin at a shopping center.

Officers found the body around 11 p.m. Wednesday in trash at the Eastgate Shopping Mall.

Police said Friday they were alerted by staff at a hospital where a 17-year-old girl was admitted earlier in the week. The teen had severe hemorrhaging, and hospital staff said the teen admitted giving birth sometime in the previous week.

KAKE-TV reports ( ) investigators are not sure if the newborn girl was alive when someone took her to the mall and placed her in the trash. The teen mother remained hospitalized Friday.

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