Woman charged after giving birth in woods

December 26, 2022 GMT

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A woman who gave birth in the woods in Manchester faces criminal charges after police say she initially misled officers about the newborn’s location.

Manchester police said they were notified about the birth early Monday morning and searched an area where the woman told them to look for nearly an hour before she led them to the infant’s actual location. The baby was taken to a hospital for treatment.

The woman was charged with reckless conduct. She also had been wanted on an unrelated charge of child endangerment.