WARNING: This story contains disturbing details.
Winnipeg police officers have arrested a 31-year-old woman after a newborn was found dead in a garbage bin.
Police were alerted to the incident on May 3.
Officers then went to a garbage bin in a back lane in the 400 block of Boyd Avenue, where they found the infant’s body. Police have identified the infant as Baby Moar.
Officers identified Baby Moar’s mother and arrested her at a nearby home. She was taken to the hospital and admitted for medical precautions.
The accused was arrested without incident on May 10.
The Winnipeg police’s child abuse unit investigated and determined that the baby was born at a home in the Garden City neighbourhood.
Officers allege Baby Moar was then hidden in a back lane garbage bin. Police noted it is believed the baby was alive when she was put in the garbage bin.
Const. Claude Chancy of the Winnipeg Police Service said he couldn’t say how long the baby had been in the garbage bin.
On June 7, police arrested a suspect at the Women’s Correctional Institute in Headingley, which is where she was being held.
Jeanene Rosa Moar, 31, has been charged with manslaughter and concealing the body of a child. None of the charges have been proven in court.
The suspect remains in custody.
Chancy noted the charge, “speaks to the intention and planning of the crime.”
“In this case, consultation with the Crown, the manslaughter charge was the one that was brought forth,” he said.
Chancy added Baby Moar is the 23rd homicide victim in Winnipeg this year.
“We’ve brought it forward to the public because it is something that is not common,” he said.
“Of all the homicides we’ve had this year, this is not a common incident.”
Chancy said the baby’s death is “extremely traumatic” for the family, the community, and the first responders who attended to the incident.
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