The baby was discovered by the woman’s
former husband on Friday when he defrosted the freezer in the house
they used to live.
It was not clear whether the baby was alive or dead when
placed in the freezer, investigators said. There were no signs she had been
violently treated but authorities confirmed the baby was not stillborn. The
woman, who has not been named, has admitted the baby was hers and said she was “in
a state of complete exhaustion and hopelessness”
at the time. The
couple already had three, now fully grown, children and divorced in 2009,
prosecutors said. The woman was released pending further investigations.