The 36-year-old Guapo mother, who was accused of burying her newborn baby in a garden last week, has been released from police custody.
An autopsy on the baby’s corpse by Dr Hughvon Des Vignes at the Forensic Science Centre on Monday confirmed the woman’s statement that the baby girl was stillborn at delivery.
Although the mother of one was allowed to return to her family, investigators said she was still being investigated for concealment of birth and the illegal disposal of a body as neither the birth nor the death of the child was reported to the relevant authorities.
Under Section 58 of the Offences Against the Person Act, if any woman delivers a child, every person who, by any secret disposition of the dead body of the child, whether the child died before, at, or after its birth, endeavour to conceal the birth is liable to imprisonment for two years.
According to reports, Point Fortin police were called to a garden in Gonzales Village, Guapo last week Thursday where a gardener had discovered a newborn baby buried near his fig trees.
The woman, who lives near the garden and whom neighbours knew was recently pregnant was held by police. She told officers that the child was still-born at birth and buried it in the back of the yard.
Police have not revealed why the woman chose to bury the child in that way.
Cpl Bhajan of the Point Fortin CID is continuing investigations.
Reporter: KEVON FELMINE