Newborn found dead in trash bag in Alcalde - Albuquerque Journal

Newborn found dead in trash bag in Alcalde

SANTA FE — State Police found a dead newborn baby in a trash bag at a trailer in Alcalde on Friday, and officers were told the mother may have injected the baby with heroin.

The woman has been identified, but no charges have been filed yet.

According to a search warrant affidavit filed in Santa Fe District Court, the baby’s father called police Friday because he returned from Colorado and noticed that his girlfriend looked like she was no longer pregnant. The man said she is a frequent heroin user and used the drug while pregnant.

Police arrived at the woman’s small camper trailer in Alcalde around 10 p.m. Friday.

She said she birthed the baby in La Madera at an unknown date and passed out due to the pain of giving birth. She said she woke up and found the baby unresponsive.

Officers noticed that the woman was showing behavior associated with heroin users and was constantly passing out and waking up.

“Her statements were inconsistent and not making logical sense,” the affidavit says.

Officers entered the camper and “smelled the smell of death and began to look for the newborn baby,” the affidavit says.

They found a black trash bag near a toilet, and inside the trash bag there was a black tote bag that had the deceased baby inside. The father said he’d been told that she had been injecting the baby with heroin to keep the child from going through withdrawal symptoms.

Police also found a baggie on the floor of the camper, but the affidavit doesn’t say if there were drugs inside. There was also blood on the front porch area.

A State Police spokesman did not immediately provide a name or gender of the child on Wednesday.

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