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LANHAM, Md. (CBSDC) — A D.C. mother has been charged with killing her newborn baby and trying to dispose of the body on Thanksgiving Day.

WNEW Senior Correspondent Mark Segraves reports that police were alerted to incident after neighbors noticed bloody water dripping from a third floor apartment.

According to the police report, officers responded to the building, on the 6400 block of 14th Street NW, and found the baby dead in the apartment’s bath tub.

Multiple law enforcement sources familiar with the investigation say the woman was cutting up the body and attempting to flush parts down the toilet.

Sources tell Segraves that the woman has been under psychiatric care since the incident and that formal charges were pending an autopsy.

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