Juvenile charged after baby found in plastic container

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ROANOKE, Va. (AP) – Police say a juvenile has been charged with trying to kill her baby after the child was found in a plastic container in Roanoke.

Media outlets report that Roanoke police say in a news release that officers went to the home Jan. 5 after being called to investigate suspicious circumstances involving a newborn.

Authorities say at first, the mother denied having the baby, but an officer heard the child cry in her bedroom.

An officer found the infant inside a closed plastic container. Both the child and the mother were taken to a hospital for treatment.

The girl was charged with attempted murder, aggravated malicious wounding, and child neglect. She was taken to a detention center. Her age wasn’t released.

WSET-TV reports that officials say the baby remains hospitalized.