Police questioning juvenile in birth of baby on plane
HOUSTON (AP) - A 14-year-old girl delivered a stillborn fetus in
the bathroom of an airplane on a return flight from a middle-school
field trip -- and disposed of the body in a wastecan. That's what
police said today.
Police were called to Bush Intercontinental Airport after a
cleaning crew found the fetus inside a wastebasket in the bathroom
of a Continental Airlines plane. The fetus was found about 15
minutes after the plane landed yesterday afternoon.
The Boeing 737 plane landed in Houston on a non-stop flight from
New York's LaGuardia Airport. Passengers included a group of
chaperoned middle-school children returning from a school trip.
The girl, who is unidentified, told police she didn't know she
Police questioned the girl late last night.
A police official says results of the investigation will be
turned over to the Harris County district attorney's office to
decide whether or not to file any criminal charges.
(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
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