A 23-year-old Franklin woman has been arrested by Racine police after she allegedly gave birth at work and then put her newborn daughter in a large metal trash bin, leaving the infant to die
works at Perkins restaurant, 4915 Washington Ave. and at 9 a.m. on Aug. 16 she reportedly gave birth in the bathroom there
, according to Lt. Ray Knapp. After giving birth, Gering allegedly put her daughter into a bag and into a trash bin
behind the nearby Old Country Buffet.
Police said Gering then went back to work
Knapp said Gering left work that same day to go to Wheaton Franciscan-All Saints hospital, 3801 Spring St., because she was having complications.
Police said Gering initially denied to medical professionals that she had given birth
. Officers were called to the hospital at 3 p.m.
After several hours of questioning, Gering reportedly told police where to find the baby in the trash bin. The baby's body was recovered by officers the same day.
Police said an autopsy was performed and the results show that the infant was alive when she was put into the trash bin
Knapp said Gering concealed the pregnancy and told police she didn't know she was pregnant. The Franklin woman also has a 3-year-old child, according to police.