State Police Investigate Death Of Newborn Baby

ALCALDE – A father called the New Mexico State Police Saturday, Aug. 17 with concerns about his unborn child.

The father said that he returned to his home in La Madera from a trip to find that his unborn child’s mother was no longer showing signs of being pregnant. When the father questioned the mother about the child, she would not tell the father where the child was.

Through investigation State Police officers learned the mother was staying at a residence in Alcalde. State Police officers went to that residence to perform a welfare check on the mother and unborn child.

Officers found the newborn baby deceased in a trash bag inside the residence. The New Mexico State Police Crime Scene Team was called to the scene and the New Mexico State Police Investigations Bureau took over the case.

This investigation is very preliminary with limited information. The baby has been taken to the Office of the Medical Investigator in Albuquerque for an autopsy and determination into the cause and manner of death.

Charges for those involved are pending the results of the autopsy. Involved parties will not be identified unless charges are filed.