A security camera captured a woman throwing her newborn daughter in the trash.

source: www.dailymail.co.uk

A security camera captured a woman throwing her newborn daughter in the trash.

Alexis Ávila, 18, put her baby, who was found alive later, in a bag and dumped her in a garbage dump in New Mexico, USA.

A teenager from New Mexico, United States, was caught on video throwing her newborn baby into a garbage container last Friday. The girl was found safe and sound six hours later, in -1 ° Celsius weather.

Alexis Ávila, 18, was arrested and charged with attempted murder and child abuse. She told the police that she did not know she was pregnant until she delivered her baby in a bath.

Surveillance video released shows a woman arriving in a car before opening the back door and dumping a black garbage bag into a dumpster in Hobbs, New Mexico, around 2 p.m. on January 7.

Six hours later, images showed three people looking at the garbage container before one of them found the baby inside. Incredibly, the newborn was alive, and She is now stable while being cared for in the hospital.

According to information from the Daily Mail, Jo Imbriale, owner of Rig Outfitters and Home Store, the security camera video was captured, was contacted by police officers on Friday to review the video.

"I said, 'What are we looking for?' and he says, 'We're looking for someone who threw a black garbage bag in your garbage can.' So I turned around and said, 'please don't tell me it was a baby.'

The footage shows a woman, who police officers believe is Avila, driving into the parking lot in a white sedan and dumping a black bag containing her newborn into a garbage container before leaving and abandoning her daughter.

Later, three people rummaging through the trash, apparently alerted by the baby's crying, found her. A woman took the little girl out of the garbage bag and began to tend her: she wrapped her carefully. She handed her over to the police and paramedics when they arrived shortly afterward.

Imbriale added in dialogue with local media: "I was in shock just seeing this. I can't sleep at night just knowing this baby was dumped in a trash can like that. Sorry, but who does that? That is wicked. I have no words for that". Ávila confessed during questioning with the police and must appear in court on Monday.