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Car thieves discover dead baby

The Local · 6 Feb 2012, 15:54

Published: 06 Feb 2012 14:48 GMT+01:00
Updated: 06 Feb 2012 15:54 GMT+01:00

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The thieves – three men and a woman aged between 19 and 28 – alerted the authorities after breaking into a car in search of valuables and finding the body of a baby inside a rucksack.

"We're assuming it was there for quite awhile," said police spokesman Georg Himbert.

The small red car was parked on some land next to a petrol station in the small town of Merzig, and was apparently up for sale, the Süddeutsche Zeitung reported Monday.

The ownership of the vehicle was tracked down to a 23-year-old woman who reportedly admitted that she was the mother of the dead child.

She is currently being interrogated by police. An autopsy on the baby is also being carried out.

Police are hoping the autopsy will determine whether the baby was still-born or was killed.

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Your comments about this article

15:55 February 6, 2012 by raandy
That must have been a shocker to the thieves.
16:15 February 6, 2012 by lucksi
Good on them for calling the police.

Still makes me wonder if they got taken in too
21:29 February 6, 2012 by Slickster
This is a better deterrent than the "club."
00:24 February 7, 2012 by supernova
It's amazing how every crime is somehow disclosed especially this kinda gruesome crime where the victim has absolutely no power. The question is y those thieves had to come look for stuff in that particular car? This shows that there's an unseen, unknown supernatural power out there watching the human activity!
13:07 February 7, 2012 by freechoice
So when will UN impose a resolution to stop the state sponsoring of killing of millions of babies every year?
20:54 October 17, 2012 by parografik
"The question is y those thieves had to come look for stuff in that particular car? This shows that there's an unseen, unknown supernatural power out there watching the human activity!"

Either that, or Saarland's unsearched boots are crowded with unfound corpses.
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