The police found a body of a newborn baby in the basement of a home in the central lower city. They charged a 34-year-old man and a 24-year old woman with negligence.
According to Det.-Sgt Jim Callender, the officers, and the Ontario Forensic Pathology Service found the newborn’s body at around 5 p.m.
Two people are facing charges for negligence that caused the death and interfering with a dead body.
Callender said there was the soil in the part of the basement where they buried the baby. However, he explained that he could not discuss the reasons or give any more details about the reasons, as it may interfere with the investigation.
Body of Newborn Buried in Basement
Police released a statement that specified they received a tip shortly after midnight on Wednesday about suspicious circumstances. The police began the investigation on Wednesday. Neighbors who live on Wellington Street North say drug users have used the property, and homeowners did not maintain the house.
According to real estate listings online, units at the site are more than 100 years old, and both have five-bedroom and unfinished basements.
It is shocking for neighbors that the police have found a body of a newborn baby in a basement. 68-year-old Angela Marcy, said, “I’ve called many times, but the city doesn’t do anything. Nothing would surprise me with those two houses.”
The investigation will continue for the next few days. Meanwhile, the coroner will conduct a post-mortem examination to determine the cause of death.
Const. Inderjit Bharaj said that a 34-year-old man and 24-year-old woman “have been charged with unlawfully in a dwelling, and there may be possibly other charges pending.” They appeared in court yesterday for staying unlawfully in a dwelling, and Callender said they were transient in nature.