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Mother of Dead Infant Still in Hospital

A young woman who is suspected of having left her newborn son to die in a dumpster outside a hotel in Reykjavík was not released from hospital yesterday. She will stay there for a few more days and after that be taken to custody.


From Laugavegur in Reykjavík where the hotel was located. The photo is not related to the story. By Páll Stefánsson.

The woman will not be questioned or undergo a psychiatric evaluation until she has been released from hospital. She will be in solitary confinement in prison so that she won’t be able to sabotage the investigation, Morgunbladid reports.

“We are working on contacting the woman’s family in Lithuania,” said Fridrik Smári Björgvinsson, senior officer of the Reykjavík Metropolitan Police investigative department.

The autopsy of the infant’s body was completed yesterday. According to the newspaper’s sources, there are strong indications that the baby was born alive.

The police are trying to determine whether the woman realized she was pregnant, which is a major factor in determining the verdict.

It appears as if she decided to keep her condition secret from everyone around her, including her coworkers and boyfriend.

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