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Cruise worker ‘murders newborn son aboard ship’: Shocked co-workers raise alarm as ship sets sail off Tuscany

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A 28-year-old cruise ship worker
  • The newborn was discovered in a cabin that the mother shared with other members of the ship’s staff.
  • Police said the mother had given birth two days before killing her baby.

A cruise worker aboard an Italian ship “murdered her newborn son” as her horrified co-workers raised the alarm as the ship sailed off the coast of Argentario, Tuscany.

The 28-year-old Filipino was a member of the cabin crew on board the cruise ship and according to her colleagues she had kept her pregnancy hidden.

In a series of horrifying events, the woman was allegedly in a cabin when other staff members heard piercing screams coming from the room.

They realized something was wrong when the wailing stopped and did not increase again.

Fearing the worst, the terrified crew members immediately called the police.

A 28-year-old cruise ship worker “murdered her newborn son on board the ship” in Tuscany before police found the baby’s body in a cabin she shared with other ship staff. In the photo: Tuscany stock

Police boarded the ship in a patrol boat and officers searched the cabin and other rooms inside the ship while conducting photographic surveys.

The newborn’s body was discovered in the cabin that the mother shared with the rest of the crew personnel.

After finding the new mother, who was reportedly confused, she was taken to the emergency room in Grosseto, Tuscany.

On Monday morning, the Grosseto prosecutor’s office arrested the woman accused of voluntary manslaughter.

The unnamed woman gave birth to the child about two days before allegedly killing him, police said.

The child’s body is in the morgue and an autopsy will be performed.

The autopsy will also establish if the woman was in her last month of pregnancy or if the newborn was premature.

According to a first external examination, the baby’s death did not occur due to asphyxiation or strangulation, but rather it is believed that he remained alone inside the three by two meter cabin for hours, without milk or medical attention.

Cops spoke to several crew members after the tragic incident and all revealed that they had no idea the woman was pregnant.

Their colleagues explained that their stomachs would not be visible on sailing days under uniform and that they had not witnessed them suffering in public from any pregnancy-related illness.

Police are also believed to have checked witness statements with photographs of team members on their mobile phones, to see if the woman appeared pregnant in any images.

Once the authorities carried out the checks on board the ship, the ship resumed its scheduled navigation.

The motive for the tragic murder is currently unknown, but the police continue to investigate the case.

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