LEE COUNTY, AL (WSFA/WTVM) - Montgomery Police officers are searching for a dead infant in a Lee County landfill this Tuesday after the mother claimed she had a miscarriage.
Police believe foul play might be a possibility in the child's death, though no charges have been brought against the mother at this time.
Investigators say the pregnant 26 or 27-year-old woman, who has not been identified, came to her doctor's office on October 19 in a condition where she was about to have a baby. The woman refused to have the baby at that time, signed a waiver and left the office.
The exact nature of the waiver was not made available.
Montgomery Police say the woman returned to the same doctor a week later complaining of a cold, but she was no longer pregnant. The doctor called police, who brought the woman in and interviewed her.
The woman claimed she miscarried the baby, but authorities suspect foul play might be involved.
"We're looking at the possibility that baby was delivered and put in trash," said Major Huey Thornton of the Montgomery Police Department. " We have officers in Opelika now to find out if there will be any charges. As of right now there are no charges against the young woman."
News Leader 9 is on the scene at the Waste Management landfill in Salem where about 30 Montgomery police officers are searching an area on the site.
News Leader 9 is following this story. We'll have the latest information as soon as it becomes available.
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