Duo in Custody Linked to Baby's Body Discovered in Hollywood Dumpster

Duo in Custody Linked to Baby’s Body Discovered in Hollywood Dumpster

Police have taken into custody the mother and a male in relation to the case, which dates back more than two months, after a baby’s body was found in a bag inside a dumpster in Hollywood.

Terence Briggance Warren, 59, and the baby’s mother, Brenda Feliciano, 36, were taken into custody by Hollywood Police on Thursday on suspicion of neglecting to notify the medical examiner of the baby’s death.

According to an arrest affidavit, Warren also faces another charge of improperly disposing of a deceased person.

The affidavit states that on the morning of January 8, the body was discovered in the garbage outside an apartment building in the 1700 block of Rodman Street, inside a reusable Aldi bag.

A roofing company representative called 911 to report to authorities that one of their staff members had discovered the body.

The man answers the phone and says, “One of my job sites, we’re a roofing company, we have found a child in a dumpster.”

Authorities arrived, according to the complaint, and declared the baby—a boy—dead at the spot.

The youngster “looked to be in a healthy condition without any apparent signs of trauma,” according to the affidavit.

The extensively redacted document states that Warren failed to notify the medical examiner of the baby’s death on January 7 and that he either transferred or disposed of the body without a permit. It does not, however, explain how Warren was related to the child.

Warren was located by detectives when they recognized him from surveillance footage that showed him entering the apartment building in a white Kia Sorrento, taking a bag out of the passenger window, and then tossing it in the trash, according to the arrest warrant. Blood was also discovered by investigators on the passenger side front seat.

According to a telephone check conducted on Warren, Feliciano texted her on January 2 and said, “I’m almost f—— 40 weeks pregnant.” “What are you talking about?”

According to the warrant, investigators later compared Feliciano’s DNA to that on the Aldi bag handles. On the basis of an unrelated narcotics warrant, Hollywood Police had arrested her in early February.