A commenter on UU's Facebook page wrote: "She turned herself in the next day. Very scared, confused, depressed girl. Pray that it doesn't happen again to another girl. I won't pretend to understand what her thoughts were at the time. Perhaps the safe haven law should be part of high school ed."
The Crime In Wrigleyville Twitter feed says,
- "Source: 19-year-old charged with beating newborn baby to death in Uptown."
- "Suspect lived on 8th floor at 850 W. Eastwood. The baby was found in front of that bldg late Wednesday."
- "Suspect made "statement" to police and gave detectives consent to search the apartment. They took a mattress from there as evidence."
Update: DNAinfo says the woman is in custody and being questioned.
Update: Just when you thought this story couldn't get more tragic, it does. CBS is reporting that the mother threw the baby out of the 9th floor window, and that the motive for the child's murder was that her family disapproved of the pregnancy because the baby was mixed race. Heartbreaking, absolutely heartbreaking.