By Lee Hyo-jin
A woman in her 20s in Goyang, Gyeonggi Province, has been detained for allegedly abandoning her newborn baby, resulting in death, according to police, Sunday.
Ilsan Seobu Police Station said the woman, whose identity has not been revealed, faces arrested on the charge of infanticide.
After giving birth in the bathroom of her home in Goyang, Saturday, she allegedly threw the baby out of the window into a narrow alley.
The naked baby with the umbilical cord still attached was found dead by neighbors at around 1 p.m. the same day. Witnesses said the body was frozen from the cold weather. A cold wave warning had been issued in the area.
After two hours of examining surveillance footage, police tracked the suspect down near her home. After conducting an initial investigation and questioning, officers transferred her to a hospital due to a medical condition.
Police will soon resume questioning the woman to figure out the exact timeline of the crime. The baby's body will be transferred to the National Forensic Service, Monday, for an autopsy to look into the exact cause of death.