Infanticide in Toledo Print E-mail
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Thursday, 08 June 2017 00:00

Toledo police visited the village of San Vicente where they spoke with the Alcalde, Edgar Pinto. Pinto reported that on May 31, 2017, a villager reported to him that he saw the body of a baby floating in the river. The police were led to a pasture about half mile off the main road where they saw the body of a new born baby floating off the river bank in an advanced state of decomposition.

Initial investigations reveal that the baby was born to Santos Cac Asig, a 29-year-old Guatemalan, on May 28. She reportedly threw the baby in the river

The body was retrieved and transported to the Punta Gorda Hospital Morgue. The baby boy was pronounced dead on arrival. Police have detained Cac Asig and Oscar Francisco Pop, a 28-year-old farmer, pending investigation.