Christina Colantonio, 28, has been charged with second-degree murder after police found her baby’s dead body in her apartment. It is believed that Colantonio, who was living alone in the Batavia, New York, apartment, killed her daughter shortly after she was born three months ago.
According to The Daily News, police responded to a call from an acquaintance of Colantonio’s reporting a “suspicious condition” at Colantonio’s apartment. “Batavia police detectives were able to determine that the child was born at home and that [Colantonio] kept the deceased infant there for a prolonged period of time,” Detective Sgt. Todd Crossett confirmed at a press conference Sunday night. Colantonio has since been held at a nearby jail without bail.
Crossett said the officers who discovered the baby’s body are currently being offered counseling: “It’s not something you see on a regular basis.”