Police: Pregnant woman’s baby cut from womb when she answers Craigslist ad

Posted at 10:05 PM, Mar 18, 2015
and last updated 2015-03-19 05:24:54-04

LONGMONT, Colo. (KDVR) — A stranger stabbed a pregnant woman in Longmont and “removed” her baby police said.

Officers were called to the 1600 block of Green Place at about 2:40 p.m. Wednesday on a reported stabbing.

“Officers arrived on scene and could hear a female calling for help inside the home. Officers entered the home and located a female who had been beaten and stabbed in the stomach,” a statement from Longmont Police said.

“It was later learned, the female was pregnant and her baby had been removed. The victim was transported to the Longmont United Hospital where she underwent surgery and is expected to recover.”

Police said the victim went to the suspect’s house on Green Place to buy some baby clothes she found in an ad on Craigslist. They also say the victim was seven months pregnant.

Officers found the suspect, a 34-year-old woman, with a dead baby at Longmont United Hospital. They said she reported a miscarriage. She was arrested on a number of felony charges:

  • Attempted 1st degree murder
  • First degree assault
  • Child abuse knowingly/recklessly resulting in death

“The suspect and victim were not known to each other prior to this incident,” the statement said.

Reports indicated the suspect was driven to the hospital with the baby. She may have told the man who drove her that she miscarried.

Detectives obtained a warrant to search the suspect’s home. They were expected to be there throughout the night.