Woman Facing Charges after Leaving Infant in a Trash Bin
Created by kblakeslee on 7/16/2013 4:49:45 PM

MISHAWAKA, Ind.  (WOWO): The Granger woman that left an infant in a dumpster over the weekend is now facing charges. 32-year-old Purvi Patel is facing charges of feticide after officers discovered the body of her newborn child in a dumpster behind a restaurant.

Patel showed up at the hospital late Saturday night for treatment having just given birth---but no baby was present--and that sparked a massive search.

Feticide is defined as a person who knowingly or intentionally terminates pregnancy with an intention other than to produce live birth. The charge comes with up to 20 years in prison.