Foetus of murdered mother found alive and well
Police have found the baby that was removed form a murdered mothers womb and police say the baby is in "fairly good health".
Worcester police have arrested a woman, Julie Corey, 35, who was with the child when they found her.
Corey was known to the victum Darlene Haynes who was eight months pregnant at the time of her death.
Haynes body was found by her landlord, William Thompson, who said a "horrifying smell" led him to her apartment, where he found her body wrapped in bedding in a cupboard.
Police said the 23-year-old had been dead for several days.
A man was also arrested but was released. Both were arrested at a homeless shelter in Plymouth, New Hampshire, US, where police found them with the child.
Ms Haynes had three other girls - aged 5, 3 and 18 months.
This is not the first time this happened in the United States.
This is a list the BBC have created:
US FOETUS ABDUCTION CASES
1987: Darci Pierce, 19, abducted and killed Cindy Ray in New Mexico and cut out her baby.
1995: Debbie Evans was murdered in Illinois, along with two of her children. A baby son survived, as did the foetus.
1996: 17-year-old Carethia Curry was murdered by a friend, Felicia Scott, 37, who stole her baby.
2000: Michelle Bica invited a pregnant friend to her home in Ohio, shot her dead and cut out her baby.
2004: Lisa Montgomery killed Bobbi Jo Stinnett and cut out her baby girl, who survived
2007: 18-year-old Amanda Howard was abducted in Missouri but freed unharmed. Two young women face trial for kidnap.
2009: Eight-months pregnant Darlene Haynes found dead and the baby removed. The baby was found alive two days later.
She was arrested at a shelter in Plymouth, New Hampshire, after staff became suspicious of her and notified police.
She had told staff she was the mother of the six-day-old baby, the Union Leader newspaper reported.
A male companion with her at the time was questioned by police, but was later released.
Darlene Haynes' body was found in her apartment in Massachusetts on Monday after her landlord noticed a "horrifying smell".
A post-mortem examination revealed that her foetus was missing, and that she had head injuries, but the exact cause of death has yet to be determined.
Toxicology tests were being carried out, Worcester Police Detective Captain Edward McGinn Jr said.