Police say that an 18-year-old girl went to Covenant's ER today telling doctors she had just given birth to a still-born baby boy and left the dead baby in the back yard of this house. They called police.
Capt. Greg Stevens, LPD:
"We had officers respond to the residence. They did find a deceased, what appeared to be a newborn baby, at the residence."
A newborn baby boy, just hours old, left in the backyard of a home...dead.
"All indications are that this baby does appear to be a newborn baby born just a number of hours ago. Either sometime today, or at the very earliest sometime late last night."
Captain Greg Stevens with Lubbock Police says the teenage girl is already a mother of a three year old. She says today, she gave birth to a stillborn child. But Stevens says until the autopsy reveals the baby didn't die after birth, this remains a criminal investigation.
"There has been some speculation that there was a baby born back here in May that there could be some connection, we've all but ruled out that connection, it doesn't not appear to be the same."
Just two months ago, one young mother spoke to KLBK about her birth to her daughter in her own bathtub in this same exact residence. Neighbors say that baby is perfectly healthy. CPS came to the home around 6 o'clock Wednesday evening and confirmed that child is okay and will stay with her mother. The mother of the still-born child has since returned to the residence. No charges have been filed as of yet, and no date has been set for the autopsy of the baby.