Poles Mourn Baby Mother Claimed Had Been Kidnapped

Published February 6, 2012 12:45PM (EST)

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Flowers, teddy bears and candles are piling up in a southern Polish park where a mother buried her child and then sparked a nationwide search by falsely claiming she had been kidnapped.

An autopsy was planned Monday to determine 6-month-old Madzia's cause of death.

The child's 22-year-old mother Katarzyna Wasniewska was arrested Saturday after she confessed that the baby died when it slipped from her hands and hit its head.

On Jan. 24, Wasniewska claimed she was attacked in the street in Sosnowiec and the baby was taken from her.

Police found the baby's body on Saturday hidden under stones and leaves in the park in Sosnowiec.

The place has since been covered with hundreds of flowers, toys and candles.

By Salon Staff

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