A California woman visiting Indonesia reportedly threw her own infant daughter out of a moving car before trying to kill herself, authorities announced Wednesday.
USA Today reports that 32-year-old Nicole Stasio is accused of throwing her 2-month-old baby out of the a car while at a Denpasar intersection on Tuesday evening. She then allegedly tried to take her own life by jumping out of the vehicle. According to South Denpasar police chief Nyoman Wiarajaya, authorities haven’t been able to question Stasio yet, as she was taken to a hospital after the incident due to “severe depression.”
Authorities found the baby around a mile away from where Stasio jumped out the vehicle. The infant was rushed to the hospital with serious injuries, but died several hours later.
Stasio traveled to Bali with her parents in July and remained has remained on the island since. In September, she gave birth to the baby but when her parents asked who the father was, Stasio allegedly refused to name him. Wiarajaya indicated that the suspect’s parents may have wanted her to give birth abroad since she was likely unmarried.
“She refused to answer when they (the parents) asked about her baby’s father…..But she gave the impression that she was unmarried and her family preferred that she give birth to a child abroad, like wanting to avoid something.”
Shortly before the incident happened, Stasio and the baby were on their way to the airport to go back to the U.S. The driver, Wayan Siaja, along with a guide, drove the suspect to the Bali’s international airport but at the last minute, Stasio changed her mind and decided to stay.
The driver and guide said Stasio was silent inside the car before the incident occurred “out of nowhere.”
The story continues to develop. Check back with CrimeOnline as additional details become available.
[Feature Photo: Nicole Stasio/Facebook]