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Clovis Police Investigate Death of Newborn

On the morning of Wednesday, January 24th, just after 8 am, Clovis Police Officers were called to the area of Minnewawa and Alluvial for a suspicious activity call. The caller stated there was something bloody in her residential trash toter and found blood on her driveway near her gate. When officers arrived they found the deceased body of a newborn female in the trash toter.  Officers contacted Detectives and they began an investigation. Clovis Detectives contacted the family that lives at the residence and through the investigation concluded that 18 year old, Angelena Hamilton gave birth to a child at home.  Hamilton was not at the residence when officers arrived. Officers later found Hamilton and she was transported to the hospital for medical treatment.

Detectives interviewed Hamilton, who told officers that she gave birth to the baby in early morning of the 24th.  Hamilton failed to provide medical attention for herself or the child after giving birth. The family of Hamilton did not know that she was pregnant or that she had given birth to the child that morning.  Hamilton was booked on charges of involuntary manslaughter and endangering physical injury to a child. The investigation is still being conducted into the circumstances of the child’s death.