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    Baby cut from murdered mother's womb is alive
    (AFP)

    NEW YORK — A baby girl ripped from the womb of her murdered mother is alive, and a woman found with the infant has been arrested, US police said Thursday.

    The miraculous news came after police found the mutilated body of a woman in an apartment in Worcester, Massachusetts -- and realized a fetus was missing from her womb.

    "The most important part of this investigation has been accomplished: we do have the girl. Thankfully, she's fine," Sergeant Kerry Hazelhurst, of the Worcester police department, said on local NECN television.

    Police said a woman had been arrested Wednesday in possession of the baby in neighboring New Hampshire state, and charged with kidnapping, although no one has been charged yet in the murder of the mother.

    "This was a very gruesome homicide, a very unique one, one that I haven't come across in my years here," Hazelhurst said. "There's still a lot of work to be done on this case. We have many more people to interview. We have a lot of following up to do."

    The murder was discovered Monday when the landlord at the small apartment building in Worcester went to investigate a foul smell on the second floor.
    "He opened the door and discovered what was found to be a body," a police officer told NECN on Wednesday.

    The victim was identified as Darlene Haynes, 23, but it was only on Tuesday that the authorities realized she had been approximately eight months pregnant at the time of her death and that the fetus had been cut out.
    Suspicions emerged about the woman now in police custody, Julie Corey, 35, after she claimed to have given birth.

    "She contacted her friends Friday and said she'd just had a baby girl late Thursday night or early Friday morning. Then she showed up at her house later on the day on Friday which made many of her acquaintances suspicious," Hazelhurst said.

    The New Hampshire Union Leader reported that Corey was arrested at a homeless shelter, where workers became suspicious about her behavior.
    An employee at the shelter noticed that Corey had a lack of information about what she said was her child, the Union Leader reported. Then she heard the news about Haynes' horrific murder and "something went up in the back of my neck," the shelter worker was quoted as saying.

    The Boston Globe newspaper reported that Corey was a former neighbor of Haynes.The daily quoted Haynes' family expressing relief at the news of the baby's discovery."I think this is the best news we could have gotten tonight," Sandra Grandmaison, Haynes' aunt, told the Globe. "I'm praying to God it's Darlene's baby." Doctors initially worried the fetus had little chance of surviving such a traumatic birth.

    Although an eight-month old fetus is viable when delivered in hospital conditions, "if the baby was extracted by a barbaric caesarian birth, there are going to be extreme issues," Carolyn Zelop, head of maternal fetal medicine at Saint Francis hospital in Connecticut, told the Globe.

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    why? is the only word for this.
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    How strange... one would think that killing the baby or burning the body beyond recognition would've been the logical approach to all this...
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    (Original post by Kagutsuchi)
    How strange... one would think that killing the baby or burning the body beyond recognition would've been the logical approach to all this...
    Maybe she just wanted the baby? There was a case like that a few years back.
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    Baby was from his mother's womb
    Untimely ripped
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    (Original post by Kagutsuchi)
    How strange... one would think that killing the baby or burning the body beyond recognition would've been the logical approach to all this...
    She killed the mother so she could have the baby. :/
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    wow thats pretty messed up, good luck explaining that to the baby when it grows up.
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    (Original post by la fille danse)
    She killed the mother so she could have the baby. :/
    I'm thinking on the basis of not getting caught.
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    (Original post by james_dow)
    wow thats pretty messed up, good luck explaining that to the baby when it grows up.
    I don't think she ever needs to know.
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    crazy infertile females :lolwut:
 
 
 
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