A Davenport woman is accused of abandoning her newborn child in a trash can.
Twenty-two-year-old Ashley Hautzenrader is charged with child endangerment in Iowa City. A criminal complaint shows Hautzenrader gave birth in a bathroom at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics late Sunday night.
She later told UI Police she didn’t know she was pregnant and thinking the baby was dead, tried to flush it down the toilet. She later put the baby in a pillow case and placed it in a trash can.
Hospital employees found the baby alive, but there’s no word on its current condition.