Parents throw newborn into river

Police investigations continue in the south following an act of infanticide. A new born baby was found floating in the river in San Vicente located in the Toledo District. The shocking discovery was made on Sunday by a villager who just happened to be in the river after noon. The villager alerted the Alcalde of the village, Edgar Pinto, who called the police. The body, which was in an advanced state of decomposition, was later retrieved about five meters off the river bank near a pasture about half mile off the main road in the village. According to police reports, the mother gave birth to the baby at 10:00 in the morning and then took the baby and threw him into the river. Police have since detained the mother, a 29-year-old Guatemalan domestic of San Vicente , along with a 28 year old Belizean farmer, believed to be the father of the child.

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