Baby dies after being found in dumpster, 15-year-old mom arrested

PHILADELPHIA -- A 15-year-old girl in Philadelphia is under arrest following the death of her newborn son, who was found in a dumpster.

Police say it all began when a woman approached officers around 10:30 p.m. Monday.

According to investigators, that woman told police her daughter's friend placed her newborn baby son inside a dumpster.

That woman said she went to the dumpster, retrieved the baby, then notified police.

The baby was taken to hospital but was pronounced dead a short time later.

Police say they found the teen, and her mother, inside her home. Investigators believe that's where the teen gave birth.

The teen and her mother were taken to the Special Victim's Unit. The teenage girl was placed under arrest and was then taken to hospital for precautionary medical treatment.

Homicide detectives are now investigating.

The names of those involved have not been released.
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