Darlene Haynes, 23 ans, a été retrouvée assassinée dans un placard de son appartement, Massachusetts. La pire partie de l'histoire est que son ventre a été coupé et que son bébé pas encore né, a été arraché de son utérus.
Le bébé, une fille, a été retrouvé, en "assez bonne santé" et Julie Corey, la femme qui était en possession de l'enfant a été arrêtée. Julie Corey avait annoncé quelques jours plus tôt à son entourage qu'elle venait de donner naissance à un bébé, mettant certains de ses amis dans le doute.
Darlene Haynes avait aussi trois autres jeunes enfants.
Un crime de ce genre n'est pas unique. Le mois dernier seulement, Korena Elaine Roberts, 27 ans, a été accusée dans l'Oregon, d'un crime similaire, d'avoir tué Heather Megan Snively, 21 ans, en ouvrant son ventre afin de prendre son bébé. Dans ce cas, le bébé n'a pas survécu.
Un autre cas similaire est arrivé à Pittsburgh, il y a un an.
Pour le moment, nous ne connaissons pas la motivation de l'horrible assassinat de Darlene Haynes, mais dans les deux autres cas, la cause semble être le désir intense irrationnel d'une femme d'avoir un enfant. Peut-être la même motivation qui mène aux enlèvements de bébés, mais augmenté jusqu'à un degré démentiel.
Cette histoire nous rappelle aussi une autre histoire qui s'est passée en 2006, dans un pays plus lointain, le Pérou. L'histoire d'une jeune péruvienne de 18 ans, Claudina Herrera, trouvée assassinée avec le ventre ouvert et le bébé disparu. Dans ce cas, la motivation était l'argent et les meurtriers étaient les intermédiaires, mais la cause source est encore le désir intense irrationnel (ou naturel) d'une femme (d'un homme) d'avoir un enfant.
Articles reliés sur le meurtre de Darlene Haynes
Detectives and worried relatives are searching desperately for a cold-hearted killer who murdered an 8-months-pregnant Massachusetts mom, cut her uterus open and took her nearly full-term baby girl. Pregnant Massachusetts Woman Killed, Fetus Taken (Fox News, 29 juillet 2009).
Cases of fetal abduction are generally perpetrated by desperate women who have faked a pregnancy and need to produce a child to bear out their deception. In June, 21-year-old Heather Snively was killed in Oregon for her baby. The child did not survive the attack.
Mother-to-be Darlene Haynes killed for her fetus (The Inquisitr, 29 juillet 2009).
The truly appalling part of this crime is that it is not unique, such horrors have happened to others. Only last month Korena Elaine Roberts was charged in Oregon with a similar crime, cutting open Heather Snively so as to take her baby and killing her in the process.
Another similar case happened just over a year ago in Pittsburgh to a poor unfortunate called Kia Johnson.
In both cases the cause seemed to be the irrationally intense desire of a woman to have a child. Perhaps the same motivation that leads to baby snatching, but ratcheted up to a near insane degree.
Darlene Haynes was not unique, this has happened before (examiner.com, 29 juillet 2009).
Someone killed Darlene Haynes, ripped her near-term baby from her womb, and left the 23-year-old's body in a closet. Haynes was 8 months pregnant the last time anyone saw her alive, on July 23rd.
Where is Darlene Haynes's Baby? (True Crime Report, 29 juillet 2009).
A Massachusetts woman accused of cutting the fetus out of her pregnant friend and then telling others she'd just had a baby girl was ordered held on $2 million bail Thursday, a day after she was found with the live infant at a homeless shelter. Woman accused of cutting out fetus arraigned (USA Today, 30 juillet 2009).
Julie A. Corey, an acquaintance of 23-year-old homicide victim Darlene Haynes, was arrested after she was questioned late last night by authorities in Plymouth, N.H., police said. The baby girl was brought to a New Hampshire hospital, where she remained under evaluation.
Corey, 35, from Worcester, was charged with being a fugitive from authorities with probable cause that she had kidnapped Haynes’s baby. She was not charged in the homicide, but the investigation is continuing.
Stolen baby is found alive (Boston.com, 30 juillet 2009).
The baby was brought to Speare Memorial Hospital in Plymouth, N.H. by an ambulance at about 5:50 p.m Wednesday, hospital spokeswoman Michele Hutchins said this afternoon. The baby was checked out by an emergency room doctor and a pediatrician and found to be in good health. The hospital is calling her "Baby Jane Doe." Woman held on $2M bail in kidnapping of baby taken from slain woman's womb (Boston.com, 30 juillet 2009).
Corey and male friend Alex Dion, 27, were arrested Wednesday after they were found with the child in the Plymouth, N.H., shelter, according to police in Worcester, Mass. Neighbors say Corey and Dion used to live in the same building and knew Haynes through her boyfriend. Dion was taken into custody and released to a family member. Woman Suspected of Cutting Baby From Massachusetts Mom's Womb Held on $2M Bail (Fox News, 31 juillet 2009).
Cindy Dion said Friday it's devastating that she got a chance to hold and love the baby when Haynes never did. She struggles to speak when she considers she might never see the baby she thought was her granddaughter again. Family Believed Baby Cut From Womb Was Theirs (The Boston Channel, 1 août 2009.
Articles reliés au meurtre de Heather Megan Snively
As you can see in the KATU story above, two women met in Tigard, Oregon, possibly through Craigslist (countdown to this being referred to as another "Craigslist murder" begins now). One of the women, 21-year-old Heather Snively, was pregnant. The other, 27-year-old Korena Roberts, was not. But Roberts had been telling people she was. The Murder of Heather Snively: Accused Killer Korena Roberts May Have Met Snively Through Craigslist (True Crime Report, 7 juin 2009).
An Oregon woman charged with killing a 21-year-old pregnant woman and then claiming the woman's baby as her own had lured her victim to her home through Craigslist. Authorities believe that Heather Megan Snively, whose body was found in a crawl space in Korena Elaine Roberts' home on Friday, had been using the online classified service to find baby clothes for her unborn son.
Suspect Allegedly Lured Her Victim Through Craigslist, Cut Baby From Mother's Womb (ABC News, 8 juin 2009).
The 27-year-old is charged with killing her pregnant friend, Heather Snively, and say she cut open the 21-year-old's abdomen to take her baby and pass it off as her own. Snively's body was found Friday in a crawl space of Roberts' suburban Hillsboro home. The infant also died. Woman accused of cutting baby from womb (msnbc, 9 juin 2009).
A woman accused of killing an expectant mother and cutting her child from the womb may have contacted other pregnant women in the weeks before she settled on a victim, detectives say.
The new details emerged as prosecutors awaited autopsy results to determine if the child ever drew a breath, the legal threshold in Oregon to determine whether murder charges can be brought against 27-year-old Korena Roberts in the baby's death.
Alleged Mom Killer May Have Contacted Other Pregnant Women (Crimesider, 10 juin 2009).
Articles reliés au meurtre de Claudina Herrera
Peru - misc child trafficking cases et Peru - Arndt Hubert Kupper and his wife Eva Noruzka la Torre case (Listes d'articles sur trafic d'enfants du Péru dans Pound Pup Legacy).
Le meurtre d'une adolescente jette la lumière sur le trafic de bébés au Pérou (Traduction d'un article sur le meurtre de Claudina Herrera sur ce blog.