BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - It was still dark outside when officers say 29-year-old Jessica Carrasco delivered a child in the bathroom at Jefferson Park.
Police say after Carrasco delivered, she put the child in a brown purse and walked to a nearby house.
She knocked on the door and woke up the person who lives there.
"During conversation it appeared that Miss Carrasco was kind of ranting about unknown things," Sgt. Ryan Kroeker with Bakersfield Police Department said. "During this conversation the reporting party looked down at Miss Carrasco's purse and saw that she had, what she described to 911 dispatchers as, a stillborn child or stillborn inside of her purse."
That's when the resident called 911.
"Miss Carrasco was transported to Kern Medical and is being evaluated right now for some medical issues as well as some other testing," Kroeker said. "When detectives and officers arrived, the fetus did not survive."
According to BPD, Carrasco is homeless.
BPD says officers do not know if the child was alive at the time of delivery or exactly how old it was.
BPD says Carrasco is not facing any charges at this time.
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