Arizona State Police found a newborn baby inside a trash bag on Friday and said the baby could have possibly been injected with heroin.
Albuquerque Journal reports that police arrived at a camper in Alcalde after a man contacted them and said he returned home from a trip to find that his girlfriend no longer looked pregnant. The man reportedly told police that his girlfriend was a heroin user and may have injected her baby with heroin.
The woman told police she gave birth “at an unknown date,” according to the outlet, then passed out afterward. She reportedly said when she woke up, the infant was unconscious. Authorities noted that the woman showed behaviors of heroin use and gave inconsistent statements.
“Her statements were inconsistent and not making logical sense,” an arrest affidavit read.
Officers found the baby inside the camper, wrapped in a black trash bag and place by a toilet. They noted the camper “smelled the smell of death.” The man who called the police said he was told the baby had been injected with heroin to ensure the infant didn’t go through withdrawal.
So far no arrests have been made. The baby’s official cause of death is pending.
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