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DNA samples taken after woman in coma for 10 years gives birth

DNA samples taken after woman in coma for 10 years gives birth

A lawyer for the woman's family said they were outraged at the "neglect of their daughter".

A lawyer for the woman's family said in a statement obtained by The New York Times that the baby boy "has been born into a loving family and will be well cared for".

He acknowledged the public interest in the story but confirmed the family are "not emotionally ready" to come forward with their own comment at this time. In the wake of the investigation, the facility's CEO Bill Timmons has resigned.

Hacienda HealthCare confirmed the search warrant for DNA samples Tuesday evening.

Alejandro Benally, Chief of the San Carlos Apache Police Department also had a statement included in the letter, "At this point, this matter falls under the jurisdiction of the Phoenix Police Department".

The woman, who was an enrolled member of the San Carlos Apache tribe, had been in a vegetative state for more than 10 years after a near-drowning.

"I am deeply shocked and horrified at the treatment of one of our members", he said.

They said in a statement: "We will continue to cooperate with Pheonix police and all other investigative agencies to uncover the facts in this deeply disturbing, but unprecedented situation".

"She was not in position to give consent to any of this", Thompson said. Staff have denied knowing about it until the birth.

On the same day that the baby boy was born, officers responded to a call that an infant had "coded" and was in "distress" with troubles breathing.

During a press conference on Wednesday, Sgt. Tommy Thompson disclosed how authorities discovered that a 29-year-old Native American woman gave birth to a child at Hacienda HealthCare.




She requires around-the-clock care and was "in a completely vulnerable state while a resident and patient at Hacienda Healthcare", Micheaels said.

Local media reports say staff at the care home were unaware the patient was pregnant until she gave birth.

Commenting for the first time on the investigation since the December 29 birth came to light, Phoenix police said they have not ruled out anyone and are still gathering DNA from all the facility's male employees.

Police served a search warrant on Tuesday to get DNA from the male employees at the long-term care facility in Phoenix.

AZ Family reported a source at Hacienda HeathCare said "none of the staff were aware she was pregnant until she way pretty much giving birth".

"It is my hope that justice will be served", Rambler added.

Board member Gary Orman said the facility "will accept nothing less than a full accounting of this absolutely horrifying situation".

Gov. Doug Ducey said he was "very troubled" by the allegations.

The private care facility serves babies, children and young adults who are "medically fragile".

The department of health ordered Hacienda to implement "heightened safety measures", spokeswoman Melissa Blasius-Nuanez said.