A stillborn fetus was found Tuesday evening in a Bel Air trash bin, police said, after the child’s mother alerted police to her actions.
According to a release by the Bel Air Police Department, at 5:37 p.m. Harford County Sheriff’s Office Deputies were called by Baltimore County police to the 900 block of Sablewood Road, in The Seasons at Bel Air apartment complex.
Baltimore County police reported receiving a call from a woman who claimed she had given birth to a stillborn child at the home of a relative inside the town limits of Bel Air, then wrapped it in a plastic bag and deposited the child in a trash bin at the Sablewood Road location.
The woman led investigators to the trash bin, where they recovered the child’s body.
The woman was taken to Upper Chesapeake Medical Center for further medical evaluation, Bel Air police said, while the child was taken to the state medical examiner’s office in Baltimore, where a cause of death will be determined.