Two arrested after premature baby found in dumpster in Laval

A man and a woman were arrested by the Laval Police and were scheduled to be arraigned at the Laval courthouse on Tuesday after the body of a premature baby was found in a dumpster behind a residence in Laval-des-Rapides Monday night.

The Laval police responded to the scene of the discovery on Souvenir Blvd. in L-D-R around 7:30 p.m. Monday after witnesses reported finding the lifeless infant.

Although Urgemces Santé parademics confirmed the death, an autopsy was scheduled to establish the cause.

The premature infant was estimated to have been around six months in the womb. According to preliminary news reports, the mother was taken to hospital where she was interviewed by investigators.

Possible criminal charges could include neglecting to obtain assistance in childbirth and concealing the body of a deceased child.