Mother charged in trash bin disposal of newborn

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Posted: Oct 17, 2014 10:28 AM

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — An 18-year old woman has been arrested for allegedly disposing of her dead newborn boy in a trash bin in Connecticut.

Police arrested Geralyz Sotomayor-Cruz on Thursday on charges of manslaughter, risk of injury to a minor and concealment of a delivery. Police say they found the body of her newborn child in the trash in August.

Police have been investigating the death and disposal of the baby since August and working with the medical examiner to determine what happened.

Police say they were tipped off by Connecticut Children's Medical Center doctors who said she showed signs of having given birth but did not have a newborn.

Bond for Sotomayor-Cruz was set at $500,000.

It was not known Friday if she has a lawyer.