Mother arrested, accused of leaving baby in trash can

Maryuri Estefany Calix-Macedo charged with First Degree Attempted Murder for leaving new born in trash can. (Photo: WPD)

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington police have charged a mother with attempted murder after she allegedly left her newly-born baby in a trash can.

21-year-old Maryuri Calix-Macedo was transported to New Hanover Regional Medical Center for assessment and is now being held at the New Hanover County Jail under an $800,000 secured bond.

On Fairview Drive Thursday afternoon, the baby was discovered by a woman who was walking her dog in the area and heard his cries. She took quick action and called 911, saving his life.

This case is still under investigation.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Detective H.M. Wooddell directly at (910)-341-0166.


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