Civil and Military Police reportedly believe the suspect became pregnant in October 2019 but suffered a miscarriage in January. An officer said the suspect continued to tell friends she was still pregnant, the Australian news outlet reported, citing Diario Costa Esmeralda.

An autopsy found that Mafra died from lacerations to her abdomen and injuries caused by a brick. Investigators believe the suspect took Mafra to an abandoned area — where she attacked Mafra from behind with a brick before cutting her open and taking her baby.

It is not immediately known whether Mafra died before her baby was stolen from her womb.

Hospital staff reportedly became suspicious after observing cuts on the newborn’s back. They also noticed the suspect showed no physical signs of having given birth, according to News.com.au.

The 26-year-old suspect and her husband were arrested in connection with Mafra’s death. O Municipio reported that Mafra’s baby is doing well and is receiving antibiotics for injuries she suffered in the attack that killed her mother.

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Reviewed by Anson Moore on September 03, 2020 Rating: 5

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