Update November 1, 2010: The San Diego Medical Examiner's office has found that the baby was stillborn and that no homicide occured. The mother, who is mentally disabled, may not have been aware that she was pregnant and her family attempted to hide the body of the baby after she gave birth, authorities report.
October 29, 2010 (El Cajon) – The body of a full-term baby boy was found in a plastic bag in a backyard storage shed last night at 6:30 p.m. A woman resident found the bag while walking her dog in the backyard of her home in the 1100 block of Flamingo Avenue in rural El Cajon, ECM news partner 10 News reports.
According to San Diego Sheriff’s homicide investigators, the woman said she brought the bag inside after her dog reacted to it with suspicion. The woman’s son called paramedics, who pronounced the infant dead. It has not yet been determined whether the baby was stillborn or a victim of foul play. An autopsy is pending and the identity of the child remains unknown.