The body of a newborn was found lifeless inside a Caritas garbage container in Milan. According to the initial information, the baby was left at the top of the garbage container, dedicated to the collection of clothes, a few hours after birth. The coroner is investigating whether the girl was left alive or if she was already dead.
The discovery was made by a man who, around 8:00 p.m. this Friday, approached the container to leave used clothing. And at that moment he would have noticed the presence of a little hand sticking out of a package placed on the shelf of the container. It all happened in the Città Studi district, at the corner of Via Sandro Botticelli and Via Cesare Saldini.
The witness immediately called 118 and requested police intervention. Controls are being carried out in the cameras in the area and in hospitals in the province of Milan to look for any woman with problems related to a home birth.
According to what investigators have so far reconstructed, the girl's body was found wrapped in a blanket, still smeared with blood and placenta, a sign that the birth had taken place hours, if not minutes, ago. Those who abandoned it, however, avoided rotating the rotating mechanism that allows the clothes to fall into the container. As if, somehow, he wanted them to find the body.
Just the fact that the package was out of the dumpster and clearly visible suggests to investigators that the newborn was already dead when it was abandoned. Also because everything happened in a residential area with a lot of traffic, and in which on Friday night surely many people would have heard the little girl's scream, if she had been alive.
Police investigators and prosecutor Paolo Storari are working to locate the mother. The suspicion is that she may be homeless, perhaps living in conditions of great discomfort and despair. The first examination carried out by the coroner on the spot showed no signs of violence on the body of the newborn. The umbilical cord had been cut by hand, without any medical precautions. For this reason, it is assumed in the research that the birth took place entirely at home and outside of any clinical setting.
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