Dubai police seek woman who killed baby at airport

The woman strangled a baby in a bathroom before taking a flight out of the country

Published December 27, 2010 3:27PM (EST)

Police in United Arab Emirates are searching for a woman they believe delivered a baby and then strangled it in an airport toilet before catching a flight out of the country.

Local media reported Monday that authorities are seeking help from Interpol to locate the suspect, who was identified using security camera footage after the baby's body was discovered in a Dubai airport garbage can Thursday.

The Abu Dhabi government-owned daily The National cited an unnamed security source saying authorities are searching for an Ethiopian woman in her 30s. Other media said only that she is from an African country.

It's unclear if the woman was a resident in the Emirates, where giving birth outside of marriage is illegal.


By Associated Press

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