Friday, 25 March 2011


Bob Mitchell : Mar 24 2011
Police in London are awaiting post-mortem results on a dead newborn found in a hotel room where it is believed a teen from Barrie gave birth during a school trip. “At this point we really don’t know what we’re dealing with,” said Simon Fisher, spokesman for the Metropolitan London Police force. “We’re not sure if we’re dealing with a homicide. The post-mortem will determine the cause of death and where we go from there.” The post-mortem examination was scheduled to take place Friday. Barrie police tracked down the 15-year-old who they believe gave birth in a hotel on Lampton Rd. in the suburb of Hounslow near Heathrow Airport. Hotel staff discovered the full-term dead baby about 12:45 p.m. on March 19. Fisher said the baby showed no obvious signs of trauma. “The baby was pronounced dead at the scene,” he said. Fisher didn’t know where the dead baby was found in the hotel room or if it had been concealed. Police in England quickly determined the room had been occupied by high school students on a class trip from Barrie but they had already left the hotel earlier and were on their way back to Canada. Barrie police were contacted by Interpol the day after the baby’s body was found and asked to assist London investigators in locating the Canadian teenager. After Barrie police found the 15-year-old, they took her to Royal Victoria Hospital where she was examined and released. Police in England could seek extradition if the case turns out to be a homicide.

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