Police arrest mother suspected of abandoning newborn

A 19-year-old woman was arrested Friday on suspicion that she gave birth to a baby girl found abandoned on the rooftop of a house in the central Athens neighborhood of Patissia on Thursday. Police said they arrested her on the basis of medical tests suggesting she is the mother.

The woman is believed to have kept her pregnancy a secret from her family. Police also arrested her 17-year-old brother as an accomplice, since he alerted the authorities to the fact that the newborn was on the rooftop.

The infant is in the care of the Aghia Sofia Children’s Hospital.