Police searching for mother after body of baby found

Elias Hubbard
December 27, 2017

An autopsy on a newborn girl found the night of Christmas Eve determined she may have been alive when she was left in a parking lot in the northwest community of Bowness.

At about 11:30 p.m. on Sunday, a passer-by discovered the little girl's body inside a garbage bin near the intersection of Bowness Road and 79th Street N.W.

"The cause of death is undetermined but no trauma was detected", said Staff Sgt. Martin Schiavetta of the Calgary Police homicide unit at a news conference Tuesday.

The individual found the body of the newborn in a parking lot behind a grocery store.

Police continue to comb the area for clues, and are going door-to-door in their search for information.

Schiavetta said investigators believe the body could have been placed at the scene between 3 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. They also want to speak with her in hopes of learning what happened.

Police are looking to speak with the mother, as evidence at the scene led officers to believe she could be in medical distress.

Schiavetta says the situation is a very tragic one for everyone involved.

They say they need to find her immediately, and are asking anyone with information to contact them.

"At some point she either felt powerless or there was no help for her or there was help and she was slow in getting it and I think that's the big travesty here, the whole thing".

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