Woman Delivers Baby in Hospital Bathroom, Tries to Flush it Down Toilet
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- A Davenport woman is facing charges after police say she gave birth in a University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics bathroom then tried to flush the baby down the toilet because she thought it was stillborn. It happened Sunday around 9:24 p.m. in a restroom at the John Colloton Pavillion at the hospital complex. A criminal complaint filed in Johnson County states 22-year-old Ashley Hautzenrader, of Davenport, entered the bathroom and delivered a baby in the toilet.