Spain: Police detain women suspected of dumping baby

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Posted: Jul 16, 2015 6:51 AM

MADRID (AP) — Spanish police have arrested a woman suspected of dumping her newborn boy in an underground trash container.

Civil Guard spokeswoman Mercedes Martin said Thursday that the woman, a Colombian aged 37, was identified from a baby bottle found in a backpack with the baby. The bottle came from the hospital where he was born June 30.

Martin says the woman had three other children and lived close to where the baby was found in Mejorada del Campo, a town east of Madrid. She says the baby is in good health.

The child was discovered Wednesday after a man heard its cries while walking his dog.

The container has a street-level opening but the trash is collected underground.