Authorities in California are investigating the death of a newborn who was reportedly found with their twin behind a business Tuesday night.
CNN reported that Fairfield police officers responded to the 300 block of Pittman Road after receiving a call about a woman who appeared to have just given birth to two babies. According to police, the 911 caller said it seemed the woman “birthed on the sidewalk behind the businesses.”
Responding officers reportedly located the two newborns but not the mother. While officers used life-saving efforts on the newborns, but one of them had died in the parking lot before their arrival, according to CNN.
Fairfield police are giving a press conference after finding twin infants abandoned near a strip mall. One of the children has died. The second is being treated at an area hospital. For more: https://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2019/07/30/reports-of-infants-found-abandoned-in-fairfield/
Posted by CBS13 CBS Sacramento on Tuesday, July 30, 2019
“This infant was transported to a local hospital and is reported to be in stable condition at this time,” police said in a statement issued to the news network.
Police ultimately located the woman who they believe had given birth to the newborns. She was detained and taken to the hospital for treatment. The surviving newborn reportedly remains hospitalized in stable condition.
People who worked nearby told KOVR that the woman, who they said is homeless and in her late 30s or 40s, had been hanging around the strip mall for weeks. The person who called 911 was reportedly a pharmacist who noticed the woman acting strangely before she gave birth on Tuesday.
“She comes in to use the restroom. I didn’t even know she was pregnant until my employees told me,” Cenario’s Pizza owner Joe Frundl said.
Frundl claimed the woman was seen rubbing her back as if she was in pain in front of a nearby pharmacy on Tuesday morning. By that afternoon, she reportedly moved from in front of the pharmacy to behind some dumpsters—prompting the pharmacist to call 911.
Authorities haven’t released the woman’s identity. It’s also unclear whether she’s facing criminal charges in connection with Tuesday’s incident.
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