Mother listed as suspect after baby found dead in trash bin

(WDTN Photo/Jordan Bowen)
(WDTN Photo/Jordan Bowen)

TROTWOOD, Ohio (WDTN) – Trotwood Police are investigating a baby found in a trash can on last week.

Trotwood Police tell 2 NEWS the baby was born February 4 to a woman who told officers she did not know she was pregnant.

The woman told police the baby was stillborn. Police say a family member called them to report the death.The Montgomery County Coroner’s Office tells 2 NEWS an autopsy was performed on the infant February 6 and the cause of death is still pending.

A police report on the incident says the baby was found “discarded in a residential trash bin.”

Investigators are waiting to determine if they will charge the woman until the cause of death is known. The mother is listed as a suspect in this case.

2 NEWS is working to learn more about this story and will keep you updated as more information becomes available.

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