Police: Woman Dumped Newborn Baby Inside Trash Can At Queens Hospital

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — A newborn baby was fighting for her life Tuesday night after being dumped in a trash can inside a Queens emergency room bathroom earlier in the day.

Authorities said a woman — believed to be in her 20s — gave birth inside Elmhurst Hospital, put the baby in the trash can and then walked out around 2:30 p.m.

The woman believed to be responsible was taken into police custody Tuesday night. No charges have been filed yet.

Cathy Valasco, who is expecting a child herself, said she can’t even imagine such an act.

“Definitely something wrong with that woman,” she told 1010 WINS’ Al Jones.

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A hospital employee found the baby clinging to life inside the trash cash. Officials said they are not sure if the woman was a patient. The baby was in critical condition.

Valasco said the woman’s behavior goes against everything that mothers should feel.

“Because you know like a mother that is expecting a baby, [they] would never do that,” she said. “She has to have psychological problems.”

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  • kendra

    that is a damn shame thaT A baby of any kind should have to suffer like that cause its not the baby,s fault that he or she is here and the person that had the baby she have went to have some kind of treatment for her “baby blues” cause you could tell that she was in her right state of mind when she did something like that to that infant.

  • Parakram

    This is something that is incredibly tragic the lady should go into the slammer for good………………… Ironically she will just be deported, trash can or wherever, her agenda was to get rid of the baby even if it meant by death and resume her life…. I think the baby is dead anyways, so that makes her a murderer…….. Nothing can defend her actions and nothing can justify her actions either, she threw her own baby into the trashcan and then tried to escape!!! A surveillance camera footage have been found which clearly showed the entire scene, why didn’t she give her baby to a nurse if she didn’t plan on keeping it…..

  • nyc

    It’s like a jungle out there complete with animals. Many mentally ill !

  • View_From_Here

    How about Sarah Palin’s story of leaking amniotic fluid with 7 and half month DS baby and flying home total of 10 hours, by-passing icu hospital to deliver in local hosp. not qualified to deliver twins? Either she put unborn fetus in danger, herself in danger, 2 sets of passengers in danger, OR SHE LIED. The last sentence of your article is “She has to have psychological problems.”

  • Joan Miller

    That is an aberration that sometimes occurs in extremely stressful births that happen when the woman is alone. Usually she has no memory of it. In fact she will sometimes not even know that she has been pregnant. She is in shock when it happens, and is not responsible as she would be under normal mentality

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