Kan. DA: No charges over stillborn baby in trash

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The Sedgwick County district attorney says no charges will be filed for now over the disposal of a baby’s body in a trash bin at a Wichita shopping center.

Police found the body in January at Eastgate Shopping Center. A 17-year-old girl told officers she delivered the stillborn, full-term baby at home and placed it in a trash can. A relative who didn’t know about the baby later put the trash in a large bin at the shopping center.

The district attorney’s issued a statement Wednesday saying the case could be re-examined if new information comes to light. Police have said an autopsy showed no evidence of trauma or disease and no conclusive sign that the infant had drawn a breath.

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