Police were recently called to a garbage dumpster after passersby found an odd bag inside. Unfortunately, after opening it and seeing the sick scene inside, they quickly tracked down the woman responsible – and that’s when they arrested her.
The incident took place in Amherstburg, London when passersby spotted an odd grocery bag inside of a local dumpster behind a high rise building. However, they’d soon call police after they saw what was inside it, which prompted officers to quickly rush to the sick scene.
According to reports, officials explain that someone had thrown away a deceased infant in an apparent attempt to hide a pregnancy. Although they didn’t know whose child it was at the time, police asked for the public’s help in identifying the mother. After receiving information from locals, the brief 2-day investigation ended as they took 23-year-old Samantha Richards into custody.
Police have yet to release a few details pertaining to the case, such as how the baby died or whether it passed away before or after it was born, but they have shed some light onto the horrific incident. Saying the baby “died immediately before, during, or in a short time after birth as a result thereof,” Richards has been booked on charges of not asking for help in childbirth and disposing of a child’s body after delivery.
As for the other things that remain undisclosed, the public has yet to hear how far along the woman was when she gave birth and whether the infant was a boy or girl. Officers also officially accused Richards of “intent to conceal the birth of the child,” though this merely describes her motives.
“Richards worked at two bars in Windsor: Dugout Bar Sports Lounge and the Bull & Barrell,” Opposing Views reports. “She was active on social media, but had not posted any pictures or statuses that revealed her pregnancy.”
It just goes to show that the monsters of this world come in all shapes and sizes. You never truly know what people are capable of doing, and most of the time, news like this is a shock to friends and family. Regardless, what this woman did was inexcusable, and she’s exactly where she needs to be. At least there won’t be any more dead infants turning up in the world on account of her actions.