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Clovis woman arrested after dead newborn found in trash

Clovis woman arrested after dead newborn found in trash
Angelena Hamilton has been arrested on suspicion of involuntary manslaughter and child endangerment. (Clovis Police Department via AP)

An 18-year-old Central Valley woman has been arrested after a dead newborn was found in the family's trash.

The Clovis Police Department said Thursday that Angelena Hamilton gave birth at home without her family's knowledge. Other members of her family were unaware she was pregnant.

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Police were called to Hamilton's Clovis home on Wednesday morning after someone reported seeing blood in a trash container.

Officers found the newborn girl's body, and police said Hamilton told them she had given birth. She was taken to a hospital for treatment, then booked on suspicion of involuntary manslaughter and child endangerment.

Fresno County Jail records don't indicate whether Hamilton is represented by an attorney.

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