Posted: 7:20 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013
By Rick Couri
The mechanic thought he heard strange noises coming from the trunk of the car. So he asked the owner who told him it was probably a toy that had been left on.
But when he opened the trunk to check, he was horrified and sickened.
Inside was a baby girl, covered in her own feces and so weak she was unable to hold her head up.
Police in Terrasson, Corrèze, central France estimate the child to be between 15 and 23 months old and believe the little girl has been kept in the trunk since she was born.
The parents have both been arrested and the mother explained she tried to hide the baby from everyone, including her partner.
The baby is in the hospital but doctors say she has been mistreated for so long she has severe developmental and mental issues.
The worker who found the child told The Guardian he has been haunted by the sight since he found her and can’t sleep.
"It was a horrifying sight, seeing this little girl in her own excrement, not able to hold up her head, white as a sheet."
The pair has three other children, they have been taken to foster care.