Police are releasing details following the homicide of a newborn infant in May.
The Winnipeg Police Service says they were alerted on May 3, 2022, to the report of a newborn infant placed in a garbage bin in the 400 block of Boyd Avenue.
At a press conference on June 8, Constable Claude Chancy says that North District officers attended and located a deceased infant girl within a garbage bin in the back lane. A female adult was identified as giving birth to the baby and arrested at a nearby residence by officers. She was transported to hospital and subsequently admitted for medical precautions.
The Child Abuse Unit continued the investigation, and on May 10, investigators placed the accused under arrest without incident.
The deceased has been identified as Baby Moar.
Throughout their investigation, investigators determined that Baby Moar was born at a residence in the Garden City neighbourhood. She was subsequently concealed in a back lane garbage bin.
Investigators believe Baby Moar was alive when she was placed in the garbage bin, but Chancy says they can't say right now how long the infant may have been in the bin before being discovered deceased.
Investigators applied for and were issued a warrant for the arrest of the accused. On June 7, they arrested the accused without incident at the Women’s Correctional Institute in Headingley, where she was being held.
A 31-year-old woman from Winnipeg has been charged with Manslaughter, and Conceal Body of a Child. Chancy could only say that the suspect is the only person charged at this time, but could not say if others are being investigated in relation to the death. She currently remains in custody.
The infant is the 23rd victim of homicide in Winnipeg in 2022 according to Chancy.