Baby's death investigated in Innisfil

Cheryl Browne

By Cheryl Browne, Barrie Examiner



INNISFIL – The Barrie police homicide unit is investigating the death of an infant.

Barrie police became aware of the incident when a Barrie doctor’s office called to advise them of a phone call they had received on Wednesday, said Const. Sarah Bamford.

“We got the call from the doctor’s office asking us to check on a woman’s well-being,” Bamford said.

With the help of the South Simcoe police, Bamford said Barrie officers were able to determine the woman lived on Corner Brook Trail, just south of Lockhart Road in Innisfil.

At this point, not much is known about what transpired, Bamford said.

What they do know is a 42-year-old Innisfil woman gave birth to a baby boy outside of a hospital on Sunday, July 30, and that the infant died.

Bamford said police recovered the baby’s body outside the home on the woman’s property.

The infant’s body was sent to Toronto where a forensic pathologist will perform a post-mortem exam to determine the approximate age of the infant and the cause of death.

The mother was brought to the hospital for an evaluation and attended court on Thursday.

She has been charged with neglecting to obtain assistance in child birth and concealing the body of a child.