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Charges laid in death of baby girl in 2017

Last Updated Jan 24, 2020 at 6:15 am MDT

CALGARY (660 NEWS) – Calgary police have laid charges in the death of an infant dating back to 2017.

Around 11:30 p.m. on Christmas Eve in 2017, police were called to the Bowness area for reports of a body of a newborn baby in a garbage bin.

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Results from an autopsy confirmed that the baby was alive after she and breathing on her own was born. Over the course of the investigation, police say they received 70 tips on the case.

After pouring over CCTV, following through all the tips, and using DNA technology to help identify the mother, police have laid charges.

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“This is a case that weighed heavily on the minds and hearts of not only investigators but the larger community,” said Staff Sgt. Martin Schiavetta.

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“While particulars surrounding motive and intent will unfold as part of the court process, we hope this provides some level of closure for all involved.”

Charges of indignity to a dead human body and failure to provide the necessaries of life are pending against the baby’s mother, 21-year-old Nina Albright.

Schiavetta says Albright appeared to be in medical distress when she was initially identified, and they don’t believe she sought medical treatment after giving birth to Baby Jane.