THE Romanian parents of a newborn baby boy whose lifeless body was dumped into a skip in Pilar de la Horadada, Alicante, have been arrested and are to remain in custody pending the outcome of a police investigation.
Their two flatmates have also been questioned in connection with the case but have been released on bail, according to official sources.
The tiny corpse, which weighed around 3 kilos, was discovered by a homeless Moroccan man who was searching through a container located just 50 metres from the parents’ home.
It was wrapped in blood-soaked blankets which had been stuffed into a plastic bin liner, and although neighbours called an ambulance paramedics were only able to confirm that the child had been dead for approximately two hours.
An autopsy to determine whether the infant was stillborn has apparently been conducted, while the mother was taken to hospital for a medical examination immediately after being arrested, but the results are yet to be made public.
However, a communication from the Superior Court of Valencia published on Monday, October 10, appears to confirm that the two have been charged with murder.
The couple have two other children, aged six and eight, respectively, and had been living at the rented property on Calle Miguel de Cervantes for less than a year.
Neighbours of the family said they heard no cries of pain prior to the body being found, with most unaware that the woman was even pregnant.
One resident, who wished to remain anonymous, said that the couple argue and play loud music continuously, and have even made verbal threats to people.