New Details In Newborn Death

The death of a one-day-old baby over the weekend near Shickshinny is being investigated as a possible homicide. Investigators say a Wilke-Barre woman told them she didn’t know she was pregnant until she gave birth to a baby girl while sitting on a toilet Friday afternoon at a home on Route 239 near Shickshinny. Troopers say in search warrant that the mother admitted the child was still alive when she placed the baby in garbage bag and left the girl near a burn pile on the property. The incident came to light when Wilkes-Barre General Hospital notified authorities after the woman sought treatment for bleeding.