No charges against woman accused of throwing baby out window

News-DemocratSeptember 30, 2013 


The 23-year-old mother who had a baby and then allegedly threw it into some bushes alongside her home at 570 N. 23rd St. won't be charged for now.

East St. Louis Police Chief Michael Floore said St. Clair County State's Attorney Brendan Kelly took the warrant under advisement.

"We are waiting on toxicology reports. The pathologist could not determine what the cause of death was," Floore said.

Kelly said, "The allegations are disturbing and serious and are being investigated accordingly with the Child Death Task Force."

Floore said police did not know whether the child was stillborn or not. The unidentified female told police she had the full term baby boy about 5 p.m. Friday. The police were called at 10:40 p.m. that night, Floore said.

Police were called to the 23rd Street home Friday night to do an investigation regarding the baby being thrown from a window at the home.

Floore said police were aware that the woman went out on a date and when she returned home she told someone she needed to go to the hospital.

The woman told paramedics where the baby was, he said.

She had wrapped it in some white sheets and threw it out of a second story window, Floore said.

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