The alleged mother of the newborn baby found dead on Friday in a toilet at Bergerac station (Dordogne) is in police custody in an investigation into the murder of a 15-year-old minor, autopsy results having shown that the child was ” born alive,” the public prosecutor said on Tuesday.
A second person is also in police custody, said Sylvie Martins-Guedès in a press release, without specifying her link with the child or her alleged mother.
According to the prosecution, the first conclusions of the autopsy carried out on Tuesday at the Thanatological Forensic Medicine Unit of the Bordeaux University Hospital show that the newborn, a boy, was “born alive”, “without signs of excessive prematurity”, and “breathed”.
This examination also made it possible to determine that the death was not due to a “traumatic cause” but to “acute cardiorespiratory failure” the origin of which remains unknown, the prosecution however noting “a context of submersion”. “The intervention of a third party cannot be excluded”, also specified the prosecutor of Bergerac, who relinquished in favor of the criminal pole of the parquet floor of Périgueux.
On Friday afternoon, the lifeless body of a newborn male was found by a cleaner in the toilet bowl for people with reduced mobility at Bergerac station, where there was also blood and the placenta. The investigation had initially been opened for research into the causes of death and entrusted to the Bergerac police station.
Source: 20Minutes – Une by www.20minutes.fr.
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