UPDATE: NBC New York reports the girl claims she had a miscarriage yesterday. It is unclear why she was carrying it around in a bag.
“The baby did not have signs of trauma, sources said. The medical examiner will determine the cause of death,” the report adds.
Stay tuned for updates.
— Ida Siegal (@idasiegal4ny) October 17, 2013
It’s one of those stories that you almost can’t believe – because if it’s true, the implications for society are horrifying.
Police were reportedly called to a Victoria’s Secret store in Manhattan on Thursday after what appeared to be the body of a baby was found in a bag belonging to a teenage girl.
New York Police Department spokesman Sgt. Lee Jones told Business Insider that the two teens were initially detained for shoplifting.
Shortly after, officials made the gruesome discovery in a bag one of the girls was carrying.
“It was discovered that one of the females had what we believe to be a fetus,” Jones said.
One of the teenagers is currently being evaluated at a hospital, Jones added. WABC-TV reports store security first approached the girls because they were acting suspiciously.