Yesterday, a newborn baby girl with her umbilical cord still attached was found outside the Eastchester Gardens housing complex in the Bronx. A 911 caller tipped authorities, who questioned a 14 year old girl who may be the mother after dogs tracked the scent to a fifth floor apartment.
The girl, Latisha Burns, was at her junior high school when the police took her for questioning; a classmate told the Daily News, "She looked like she didn't have a care. She was like she was any other day." The Sun reports that Burns' mother is being questioned, as is a 22 year old man "who may have been the father." And the Times reported that police found some clothing in a garbage near a McDonald's that might have had "afterbirth" on it.
The ME's office is conducting an autopsy to determine whether the baby's cause of death was from being thrown out the window. A neighbor told the Times she thought the baby was a doll at first; Nelly Rosario said, "I’ve never seen nothing that hurt me so badly. I will never, as long as I live, forget that sight. It was going to be a beautiful baby.”