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Published On: Thu, Dec 27th, 2012

Rosalba Moran, California mother, arrested for giving birth and abandoning baby in field

The mother of a newborn baby which was found dead in a Camarillo strawberry field back in May was been arrested for murder, authorities stated on Thursday.

Rosalba Moran

Rosalba Moran

Detectives say the 20-year-old Rosalba Moran of Oxnard gave birth in the field and left the newborn to die.

A farm worker found the baby’s body.

Months of detective work, including the use of familial DNA, went into the arrest with more than 100 DNA swabs collected from field workers in the area the day the baby was found.

Authorities were led to Moran when her DNA was collected while she was in custody on unrelated charges.

“Significant evidence directly linked Moran to the murder of her newborn baby,” Sgt. Ian Laughlin said in a statement.

She was arrested and is being held on $1 million bail.

Detectives are continuing to investigate leads that may lead to the identification of the baby’s father.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Det. Lopez or Det. Worthy at (805) 383-8786.

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  1. Elijah Raper says:

    To the people that made this artical possible. You should proof read your article before you post it. There is a misspelling in the first paragraph and makes the whole story go wrong because you wonder how much is inaccurate.

  2. Parents Gone Wild! Rosalba Moran gave birth to her baby, then left the baby in a strawberry field to die « Bonnie's Blog of Crime says:

    […] In Strawberry Field Near Camarillo Mother of baby found dead in Camarillo strawberry field arrested Rosalba Moran, California Mother, Arrested For Giving Birth And Abandoning Baby In Field Mother of baby found dead in Camarillo strawberry field arrested Mother Of Newborn Baby Found Dead […]

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