Alexandria Sladon-Marler, 33, from Fort Lauderdale, was arrested yesterday on charges of manslaughter and child neglect causing great harm.
Police found the baby boy wrapped in a towel, stuffed in a pillowcase and dumped in the trash cans of a hotel.
The gruesome discovery was made by police on August 10.
Sladon-Marler was treated by emergency doctors at hospital that same day.
Doctors found that she still had an umbilical cord attached to her and did not believe Sladon-Marler when she told them that she’d had an abortion.
‘They asked her what she thought she was suffering from,’ Garcia told CBS. ‘She advised she’d had an abortion. They found that was not true. She had actually given birth to an infant.’
Hospital employees called the police and told them that the patient had been staying at the Fort Lauderdale Beach Palace Hotel.
Responding officers then found the infant’s body hidden in the dumpsters outside the hotel.
According to doctors, the severed umbilical cord on Sladon-Marler matched the cord that was attached to the baby.
Sladon-Marler was rushed to Broward General Medical Center after her concerned aunt arrived at the hotel and found her niece covered in blood.
This is not Sladon-Marler’s first run in with the law. In 2004, she was charged with cocaine possession and between 2009 and 2011 she was charged with trespassing. In 2010, she was charged with petit theft.