Fetus Found In Bronx Garbage Chute

Published on April 27, 2013, 8:48 pm
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What appears to be a human fetus has been found in a Bronx garbage chute, according to police.

Ariel Devonish-Francis, 19

Cops said that a 19-year-old girl showed up at Einstein Hospital on Saturday night and told the staff that she had “given birth or had a miscarriage.”

Police went to the girl’s West Farms Road apartment and found the fetus in a garbage chute.

Authorities are still investigating the incident, it is not known if the girl gave birth or if she had a miscarriage, the apparent fetus will be sent to the medical examiner’s office.

Anyone with information on the case should contact the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS, or text CRIMES and then enter TIP577, or visit NYPDCrimestoppers.com.

All calls are strictly confidential.


The medical examiner’s autopsy showed the baby was a still born, which means he or she never took a breath.

The mother was charged with a misappropriation of an unclaimed cadaver, a misdemeanor.


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