A Texas woman accused of tossing her newborn baby into a dumpster last month in Hurst reportedly claimed she had no idea she was pregnant until the baby “fell out.”
Star-Telegram reports that Alyssa Hazel Baker, 28, allegedly told police that while working at the Souper Salad off of the 900 block of Melbourne Road in Hurst, she went to use the bathroom and a baby simply fell out. The incident occurred on the morning of June 25, according to an affidavit released earlier this week.
Baker also allegedly told police she had no common signs of pregnancy and no pain while giving birth. Yet, when detectives performed a forensic analysis of her phone, they discovered over 50 various searches pertaining to pregnancy, abortion, DNA testing, “natural” ways to end pregnancy, and miscarriages.
A co-worker at the restaurant told authorities that Baker went into the bathroom on the morning in question, complaining of stomach pains. When she didn’t emerge after around 10 minutes, the co-worker checked on her, and Baker reportedly asked for a pair of scissors. The co-worker found a pair of scissors and brought it back Baker. Several minutes later, Baker emerged from the bathroom holding the scissors, now bloody, and grabbed a black trash bag.
According to the affidavit, Baker left the baby in the toilet while she retrieved the trash bag, then returned, pulled the baby out of the toilet and stuffed him into the plastic bag. The co-worker reported watching Baker leave the back door of the restaurant. The co-worker assumed Baker put the bag into an outside dumpster. The co-worker contacted police and told them she thought maybe Baker had a miscarriage but wasn’t certain.
When police arrived, they found the baby boy stuff at the bottom of a dumpster behind the restaurant. They rushed the infant to the hospital, likely saving his life with their quick thinking. The baby boy was named Creighton. According to the affidavit, Baker told authorities the father’s name was Creighton as well. After locating the elder Creighton, he voluntarily submitted to a DNA test which concluded he was the father.
Child Protective Services is currently investigating the case, but it’s unclear if the baby is in CPS custody.
Baker now faces a capital attempted murder charge. She remains behind bars at the Tarrant County Jail on $50,000.
[Feature Photo: Alyssa Baker/Police Handout]