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Phoenix mother arrested after newborn found dead in Amazon warehouse

Posted at 11:31 PM, Jan 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-23 02:41:12-05

PHOENIX (KTNV) — Last week police discovered the body of a baby at an Amazon shipping facility in Phoenix. Now, authorities have arrested the mother.

Police say 22-year-old Samantha Vivier has been charged with unlawful disposal of human remains after police were called to the facility on Jan. 16.

According to reports, Vivier faced a judge and said never knew she was pregnant.

Investigators believe she gave birth to a stillborn.

Vivier is accused of taking the child's body and putting it in a plastic bag and throwing it in a trash can.

Police say she was an employee at Amazon.