A thirteen-year-old from Villa San Giovanni is the mother of the newborn found dead on the rocks


By John

The mother of the newborn whose lifeless body was found on Sunday, with the umbilical cord still attached, inside a backpack abandoned among the rocks at Villa San Giovanni, near the landing stages for Sicily, has been traced. She is a thirteen-year-old of Italian nationality. The girl was identified in her parents' home in Villa San Giovanniby the Carabinieri and the Flying Squad of Reggio Calabria, who are carrying out the investigations on behalf of the Public Prosecutor's Office and the Prosecutor's Office for minors. The young woman was taken to hospital and hospitalized because she was suffering from septicemia, a consequence of giving birth last weekend in circumstances which investigators are investigating.

Investigators are currently maintaining strict confidentiality regarding the details of the matter. It has been learned, however, that the family context to which the thirteen-year-old belongs is particularly degraded. An autopsy on the newborn's body should be ordered today. The aim, in particular, is to ascertain whether the baby was already dead when it was born or whether the death occurred later. And, in the latter case, what were the causes that caused it. The police and carabinieri, however, are working to reconstruct the entire picture of responsibilities connected to the affair.