Toronto Sun

Thursday, January 9, 2003

Dead newborn found in cinema


JOLIETTE, Que. -- Movie-theatre employees found a dead baby in a toilet in the women's washroom, apparently abandoned by its mother after giving birth during an evening screening.

Cinema staff made the discovery Tuesday night in this town, 75 km north of Montreal.

Employees called police and the almost full-term baby boy was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The dead baby's mother disappeared after the incident and was being sought by police.

"We don't know much about the circumstances," said Benoit Richard of Joliette regional police.

"We are searching for the mother to find out what happened."

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