Dead Infant Found On Bellarmine Campus

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Police are investigating the death of a newborn whose body was found on the campus of Bellarmine University.

The baby was found about 12:30 a.m. EDT in Anniversary Hall, a dormitory, Louisville police spokesman Phil Russell said.

Russell said the department's homicide unit is investigating the death.

Police were also awaiting the results of an autopsy. The Jefferson County coroner's office said results of that autopsy would not be released on Wednesday.

Bellarmine is a Catholic liberal arts college in Louisville.

The school's president, Joseph McGowan, alerted students to the "heartbreaking news of a death investigation involving a newborn
on campus" in an e-mail Wednesday morning.

"I know you will join me in keeping the mother, the newborn who died, and all of our students, faculty and staff, in our thoughts and in our prayers," McGowan wrote.

A university spokesman said about 200 students live in Anniversary Hall.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by Mel Location: London on Oct 27, 2007 at 10:40 AM
    I think that it's awful that this girl did such a thing to a baby, if she is attending college, then it's not like she is stupid, just selfish. I just want to comment however, and I know I will be criticized for this one, but I have heard of some girls having abortions, that REALLY needed to abort or give up that baby, because sometimes an unwanted child's life will end up being really really bad if they are kept but not really wanted and some people are too abusive/neglective and keep their babies just to get a goverment check.
  • by Angela Location: Lexington on Oct 26, 2007 at 06:20 PM
    That poor little new born baby was treated like trash.I have no feelings for a women that could be so cold blooded and heartless.I pray with all my heart she gets life for killing her own baby.If she wasn't so selfish she could have given the baby up for adoption.There are a lot of people that would have loved to have that poor baby.She didn't even have a chance at life.Because that heartless monster stole her little life!
  • by Mr. O Location: KY on Oct 26, 2007 at 05:23 AM
    BgB, I believe that this board is to discuss the tragic incident at Bellarmine. If you want to ramble your anti-war ramble, please have respect for this child and do it elsewhere. And FYI, I still buy this war, I've fought this war, I've seen too many of my friends buried because of this war and yes I do value human life, so if you want to discuss it we can, but somewhere else.
  • by Kate Location: louisville on Oct 26, 2007 at 03:54 AM
    Hey Mel.....If she was so scared of someone finding out then she should of kept her legs together!!!! I say there's NO excuse for killing a baby! I hope she never steps outside of prison again, or what she really deserves is to die the same way this baby did!!
  • by Bgb Location: Knox on Oct 25, 2007 at 12:18 PM
    Does this break your hearts, too: " A 38-year-old man serving with the South Carolina National Guard in Afghanistan has died. Family members say Sergeant Edward Philpot of Latta leaves behind a wife and three young daughters." One of thousands whose lives are being thrown in a trashcan, along with their families. Sorry, babies are tragic but all human life is and the loss of this one was just as pointless (unless of course you STILL buy into this war)
  • by mel Location: lex on Oct 25, 2007 at 07:22 AM
    I don't think it's been determined yet whether the baby was dead or alive when disposed of in this horrible way. I think when you're dealing with very young women in a Catholic college, you might be looking at complete fear of anyone's knowledge of the pregnancy. Not excusing it, just realizing that a lot of girls would be ostracized by their families if they gave birth out of wedlock, still today. Absolutely tragic,heartbreaking.
  • by mommy Location: lexington on Oct 24, 2007 at 06:19 PM
    other options..hmm, let's see, adoption, take the baby to a hospital, take the baby to a fire station, birthcontrol, abstinence, a pastor, a friend, an aunt, a sister, a neighbor, surely ANY ONE of these may have crossed her mind in the last six months....surely...why is this still happening????
  • by Jenny Location: Winchester, KY on Oct 24, 2007 at 05:20 PM
    This story breaks my heart. There are many people in the world today, like myslef, who long to have children but can't. To see this child cast aside when it could have been placed in a home where people wanted and would cherish it breaks my heart! I hope the person responsible is found and punished severly for this.
  • by MOMMY TO BE Location: ky on Oct 24, 2007 at 05:03 PM
    I think its sad how we all point out others typed mistakes on here instead of focusing on the stories...but anywyas...this is such a sad sad situation, I don't see how anyone can live with themselves after doing this...I mean if you don't WANT a child at this point in your life, and you are pregnant, there is always other options....adoption maybe! This just really angers me that some low life took away life from this baby.
  • by Fred Location: lexington on Oct 24, 2007 at 01:27 PM
    malinda, I think you got the wrong message board...
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