Teen went to hospital with back pain, allegedly hid newborn in trash

Police in Artesia, New Mexico recently reported that 19-year-old Alexee Trevizo had been admitted to the hospital for lower back pain.

After she had left the restroom, a custodian noticed that the trash bag was unusually heavy, so she checked it and found a newborn baby inside.

During the body cam footage, a nurse told the responding officers that Trevizo had tested positive for pregnancy, but she denied any sexual activity. After they asked her to open the restroom door, they found it covered with blood and other substances.

Trevizo’s mother was shocked to hear that the baby was full-term, and asked her daughter if she had seen the news of other girls who had gone to jail for similar offenses.

A similar case happened weeks prior, in which a teen mother was convicted of attempted murder for placing her newborn son in a plastic bag and discarding him in a dumpster. When she was asked about the baby’s whereabouts, Trevizo said she had put the baby in a bag.

After the doctor said she was still bleeding significantly and had not delivered the placenta, authorities flew her out.

The Artesia Police Department presented the case information to the 5th Judicial District Attorney’s Office on March 28, 2023, and formal charges were filed against Trevizo and her mother on May 10, 2023.

The baby was referred to as John Doe, and Trevizo was charged with first-degree murder or intentional abuse of a child resulting in death, and tampering with evidence.