the body of a baby found in a dam; mother arrested

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THESSALONIKI, Greece — In northern Greece, a woman has been arrested after her 11-month-old daughter was found dead in an irrigation dam, police said Monday.

The 29-year-old suspect, whose name has not been released by authorities, is due to appear before a prosecutor for murder later Monday. Police rescuers found the baby’s body in the Aliakmonas Dam, about 500 kilometers (310 mi) north of Athens.

Police said the suspect had received psychiatric treatment at a public hospital in the past and the girl had been reported missing by relatives.

The woman, who lives with her mother and grandfather in a village near the northern city of Veroia, was last seen with her child on New Year’s Eve and left home after ordering a taxi.

She told police during questioning that she had left her daughter at the dam’s lookout point, 18 kilometers (11 mi) from her home, authorities said.

ABC news

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