- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 6, 2016

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A 20-year-old woman is suspected of murder after police found her newborn baby dead in a Las Vegas apartment.

Authorities say Veronica Salazar was arrested Wednesday and booked in absentia into the Clark County Detention Center. She was scheduled to appear in court on Thursday morning on one count of open murder.

It wasn’t immediately clear if she had an attorney.

Police say they responded to an apartment on South Maryland Parkway on Wednesday after receiving a report that a newborn was left inside.

Investigators say it appears Salazar gave birth at the apartment but concealed that fact and requested medical treatment.

Authorities say officials at Sunrise Hospital found that she had given birth.


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