The mother of the infant girl abandoned outside a Chicago high-rise Wednesday night has been charged with murder, police said.
Mubashra Uddin, 19, was arrested and charged in connection to the death of her newborn daughter who was found lying outside on the 800 block of W. Eastwood Ave. in the Uptown neighborhood.
The investigation revealed that Uddin dropped her child from the 8th floor window shortly after giving birth causing the child's death. Uddin was taken into custody Friday and charged with one felony count of first-degree murder.
According to police, a man discovered the baby while heading to the Eastwood Shores apartment complex at approximately 11:20 p.m. on Wednesday, November 11.
He initially thought the baby wasn’t real and told the apartment building’s security guard he thought his mind was playing tricks on him – but police found an infant who had been left out in the cold.
Still alive but in critical condition, the young girl was rushed to Weiss Memorial Hospital, just one block from where she was discovered, police said. Soon after, she was pronounced dead.
The baby died of multiple blunt force injuries and her death was ruled a homicide, the Cook County medical examiner’s office said Thursday.