Victoria’s Secret Staff Find Dead Baby in Teenager’s Bag

By Sarah Matheson
Sarah Matheson
Sarah Matheson
Sarah Matheson covers the business of luxury for Epoch Times. Sarah has worked for media organizations in New Zealand, Australia, and the United States. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology, and graduated with merit from the Aoraki Polytechnic School of Journalism in 2005. Sarah is almost fluent in Mandarin Chinese. Originally from New Zealand, she now lives next to the Highline in Manhattan's most up-and-coming neighborhood, West Chelsea.
October 17, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

NEW YORK—Victoria’s Secret staff found a dead baby in a bag of two teenage girls at Herald Square in Manhattan.

Staff saw saw the two girls acting suspicious in the store around 1 p.m. They discovered what police refer to as “dead fetus” inside one of the bags when the girls were searched upon leaving the store. 

Police would not say whether the mother had miscarried the baby, or if the baby had been killed.

A spokesman said police are referring to the body as a fetus at this stage.

The spokesman would not say whether the girls’ parents have been called.

As of 5 p.m. on Thursday, one of the girls was in police custody and the other was in hospital.

“She was not feeling well,” the spokesman said.

No charges have been filed, police say, since the case is still under investigation.

Sarah Matheson covers the business of luxury for Epoch Times. Sarah has worked for media organizations in New Zealand, Australia, and the United States. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology, and graduated with merit from the Aoraki Polytechnic School of Journalism in 2005. Sarah is almost fluent in Mandarin Chinese. Originally from New Zealand, she now lives next to the Highline in Manhattan's most up-and-coming neighborhood, West Chelsea.