Police Investigate Fetus Found In Bel Air Trash Bin

BEL AIR, Md. (WJZ)– There’s new information about a disturbing find in Harford County– a fetus dumped in the trash in Bel Air.

Mike Hellgren reveals more about what the mother told police.

The mother initiated this investigation. She reported everything to authorities Tuesday night, and the Medical Examiner’s Office spent the day conducting an autopsy.

Police say the fetus was wrapped in plastic and found in a dumpster. The mom, they say, brought detectives inside an apartment complex off Sablewood Road in Bel Air where neighbors are shaken.

“I was very sad,” said Virginia Dobrzycki of Bel Air. “I just couldn’t believe someone would do that to a little baby.”

“This– it just got to me– a little baby. Because I have a niece who’s just 2 years old, and it kind of hurt me when I heard about that. It shocked me,” Kimberly Harper of Bel Air said.

Investigators tell WJZ the mother revealed she gave birth at a relative’s house. She said the baby was stillborn.

Authorities took the mom to Upper Chesapeake Medical Center where doctors evaluated her and police interviewed her yet again.

“Strange things have been happening, so it wouldn’t be the first,” Darlene Smith of Bel Air said.

Similar cases in Maryland have drawn major attention.

In 2007, a judge sentenced Danielle Riley to 20 years in prison. Riley gave birth in a dorm room in Owings Mills, then stuffed the baby in a drainage ditch in Prince George’s County.

That same year, police found four fetuses on Christy Freeman’s property in Ocean City but dropped charges after they could not prove any were born alive.

“The community has been extremely supportive,” Freeman said in 2007. “And I just want to say thanks for everybody giving me a fair shot.

In the Bel Air case, the medical examiner is conducting an autopsy on the fetus to determine the cause of death.

“Call an ambulance. Call the police department. Call the fire department. Don’t do that,” Dobrzycki said.

Police have made no mention of charges or wrong-doing.

It is not clear if the woman who reported dumping her fetus lives in Bel Air. She first reported what happened to authorities in Baltimore County.

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  • Reina Kuehne

    Unfortunately it’s a problem that stems from our societies permisivness in killing babies in utero and throwing them in the trash (why don’t they at least give them a burial?). That is also why in Canada this year when the woman gave birth to her child and immediately used her underwear to kill the baby the courts decided to let her go… unguilty… because if she had gone the day before it would have been a legal killing (abortion)… we allow abortion… that is the slippery slope… when is it wrong then to stop thinking of the baby as a clump of cells?!? When does the baby start to be a human being? When does the baby deserve respect? When are they worth defending? Why is it that Pepsi and other companies use the aborted babies cells to do taste tests etc… why isn’t that wrong? If I die and someone decides to keep using my cells years and years later to do taste tests… I would feel disrespected, yet this is allowed! (Not for me for pre born children). One of the lines of cells from a baby they are using goes back as far as the 70’s. Will that poor baby ever be allowed to be layed to rest? buried or at least thrown away?!? I am sorry I am not trying to be political or put anyone down or judge anyone, but my heart just breaks for the little ones who suffer these attrocities! If people had to watch and see what we actually allow I am 100% that we would all be outraged and the killing would stop! One day I am convinced it will no longer be allowed and people will look back at us and see us as barbarian for allowing this to be legal!!!!

    • jayneQ

      do you eat dead animals?

  • Sharon

    Birth control would fix the whole problem, if these women can remember to take it.

  • Sad

    For once Sharon, I agree with you.

    Abstinence works too.

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