Autopsy Planned For Fetus Found In Teen’s Shopping Bag At Manhattan Victoria’s Secret

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – An autopsy is planned on a fetus found in a teenager’s shopping bag at a store in Manhattan in part to determine whether it was alive or dead when delivered.

Tiona Rodriguez and Francis Estevez, both 17, were inside a Victoria’s Secret lingerie store in Midtown Thursday when they were suspected of shoplifting, police said.

Security guards called police after they noticed a strong odor coming from one of their bags and found the fetus, police said.

Police said it appears Rodriguez was five to six months pregnant when she gave birth on Wednesday. She told officers Thursday she was carrying the human remains because she had delivered a day earlier and didn’t know what to do, authorities said.

Thursday night, police searched Rodriguez’s apartment. Friends and neighbors say they had no idea she was pregnant. The Bushwick Academy student already has a 2-year-old son.

“I couldn’t really tell because she’s a little heavyset, so I wouldn’t know if she was pregnant, pregnant or that’s just her,” neighbor Ramon Acosta said.

It’s unclear if the baby was alive or stillborn or if Rodriguez even knew she was pregnant. Late Wednesday night, she posted on her Facebook page complaining about “these cramps.”

Both girls have been arrested on charges of petit larceny. Rodriguez has been hospitalized and the other teen was being questioned by police. More serious charges could follow.


  1. That Tiffany that commented on the actual pic…I wonder what else she think coulda happen apart from what is being reported kmft…even if there is much more to the story she still need a kick inna har damn head

  2. Shes off there’s no way a 17 yr old who already have a 2 yr old wouldn’t know what to do with a baby, they have these laws in place to leave a child at a hospital door step…where are the parents this is just crazy…

  3. What could have been going on in this young girls head maybe she was scared or hiding that she was pregnant for the second time and where is her mother all sometimes them mother don’t
    Even no what’s going on with them.

  4. Dat’s why mi no phukk wid none ah dem pickney yah nowadays!!! You can deliver baby, dead or alive, BY YUH SELF, no drugs, no sterile environment, nothing, kill baby or have stillborn baby in your possession for over 24 hours THEN just put on yuh clothes, pack DEAD BABY inna bag & walk ’round with yuh friend & go shoplift like NOTHING!!!!

    Dem dangerous!!!!

      1. We future BLEAKY BAD! Dat’s why mi ah mek sure mi put my maximum amount inna mi 401k & pray seh when mi get old mi can manage mi self! Cuz all dem idiot gyal do ah turn home attendant or PCA & mi nuh want no entanglements with none!!!

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