Greece: the body of a baby found in a dam; mother arrested

THESSALONIKI, Greece — A woman has been arrested in northern Greece after her 11-month-old daughter was found dead in an irrigation dam, police said on Monday.

The 29-year-old suspect, whose name has not been provided by authorities, is due to appear before a prosecutor later Monday to face murder charges. Police rescuers found the baby’s body in the Aliakmonas Dam, about 500 kilometers (310 miles) north of Athens.

Police said the suspect had received psychiatric treatment in a public hospital in the past and the girl was reported missing by relatives.

The woman, who lives with her mother and grandfather in a village near the northern town of Veroia, was last seen with her child on New Year’s Eve and left home after ordering a taxi.

She told police during questioning that she left her daughter at the dam viewing area, 18 kilometers (11 miles) from her home, authorities said.


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