NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — Police discovered a newborn boy dead Monday morning in a Coney Island apartment after his 14-year-old mother was taken to the hospital.
Doctors determined the girl had just given birth after her mother brought her to the Coney Island Hospital emergency room for excessive bleeding.
Neighbors tell 1010 WINS’ Juliet Papa that they didn’t know the teenage girl was pregnant
Sources told 1010 WINS’ Juliet Papa that the newborn was found in a plastic bag behind the bed in a 14th floor apartment at the Sea Park Houses.
The tragedy has shocked residents who knew the girl, who lives with her parents, and saw her frequently around the neighborhood going to school and hanging with friends. It appears none of the neighbors knew the teenager was pregnant.
“She’s just like any other average, young, 14-year-old girl,” one neighbor said. “I don’t understand; why wouldn’t I hear no screaming for the labor pains, she had to have had help.”
“She’s gonna be traumatized for the rest of her life,” another neighbor said.