Officers found a 26-year-old woman with stab wounds in her stomach after responding to a call at a home in Longmont, Colorado, yesterday afternoon.
Police report a stranger stabbing a pregnant woman and ‘removed’ her baby from her womb after she answered her Craigslist ad for baby clothes.
According to CNN reports Police say the woman selling the clothes attacked the victim in Longmont on Wednesday.
Authorities responding to a call heard a woman inside a home screaming for help, Longmont Police Cmdr. Jeff Satur said.
When officers entered the home, they found the 26-year-old pregnant woman with stab wounds in the stomach. She told them her fetus was cut out of her womb, authorities said. The victim was seven months pregnant, CNN affiliate KMGH reported, citing police.
"She was assaulted and stabbed, and her baby was removed," Satur said.
The victim was transported to Longmont United Hospital, where she had surgery and is expected to survive.
In a strange twist, police said the suspect, 34, arrived at the hospital with the fetus at the same time, claiming a miscarriage. The unborn baby did not survive.
Detectives are searching the home of the suspect, who faces charges of attempted murder, assault and child abuse. The names of the two women have not been released, but police said they did not know each other.
A growing number of police stations have started offering "safe zones" for online sellers and buyers to conduct their transactions after recent deaths linked to the classified ads website.