Woman Investigated in Death of Baby Found in Bathtub

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    News 4's Mark Segraves reports on the investigation into the suspicious death of a newborn whose body was found in a bathtub inside a northwest D.C. apartment.

    Police are investigating the death of a newborn baby whose body was found in a bathtub in a Northwest apartment, law enforcement sources said.

    A 21-year-old woman who was in the apartment at the time of the discovery has been placed in a mental facility for evaluation during the investigation.

    Last month, residents at an apartment building in the 6400 block of 14th Street NW complained of a water leak from an upstairs apartment. When the water eventually turned red, residents contacted D.C. Police.

    Sources tell News4 the woman inside the apartment may have been trying to dispose of the baby.

    So far, no charges have been filed and a Medical Examiner is investigating the cause of the baby's death.