It was in Phoenix Arizona where police arrested a woman for throwing her newborn baby away. The baby was found in a restroom trashcan in an Amazon Warehouse. The police department of Phoenix arrested Samantha Vivier on Tuesday, January 16 2019. Officers responded and arrived to the scene by 8:30 p.m.
The body was discovered when police were called to the warehouse to look into a “heavier than usual” trash bag. It was the janitorial staff that went to clean the bathrooms when they picked up on this. They then reached out to the police to look into it as reported by the cleaners. When they searched, they found a baby girl wrapped up inside the bag, unresponsive and cold to the touch. It was evident to the police, that the baby had been nonresponsive and in the bathroom for quite some time. There was no saving the baby or riving her life. Details on the cause of the infants death are still pending a medical examiners results.
When looking into the woman, and her reason, it is still seen as inhumane. It was after a witness that eventually came forward, that investigators contacted Vivier. She did not say anything to anyone about what she had done, or what had happened to her in the restroom. As reported by the police, she told them she had given birth during her shift. This was only sometime after she went on her lunch break at 11:30 a.m. When asked why she would do what she did, her response was that she was trying hide the birth from the father of the baby, and that she was also confident the baby was dead when she gave birth. It however, can not be confirmed that the baby was indeed dead. She told police that she has no idea she was pregnant and felt absolutely no movement from the baby at all. She was reportedly confused on her sickness, but thought not to think too much of it. She however did notice that she had gained a significant amount of weight. Fifteen pounds to be exact.
Vivier was arrested that Tuesday. It has been said by Police that the investigation into the death is still ongoing with Medical Examiners Office and the Maricopa County Attorny’s Office. The case has not been fully closed, and further results and details still have yet to be announced to the public.