The 24-year-old woman, whose identity has not been released,
was arrested on Saturday after police found her holding her dead
baby while walking through Del Valle Regional Park, about 50
miles east of San Francisco.
"Officers on the scene at the time attempted to resuscitate the
child and were unsuccessful," East Bay Regional Park District
Police Chief Timothy Anderson told reporters.
The baby had been stabbed multiple times, Anderson said.
Police began looking for the woman after finding a badly damaged
vehicle in the park with an empty baby seat in the back.
The woman, who is believed to be from San Jose, had lacerations
to the lower part of her body and may have been suffering from
depression, Anderson said.
"Detectives are attempting to locate family members and do some
interviews to find out exactly what led up to this terrible
event," Anderson said.
(Reporting by Victoria Cavaliere in New York;
editing by Jon Herskovitz and Sonya Hepinstall)
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