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Infant removed from apartment filled with trash, feces

November 30, 2017

This booking photo released Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, by the Manchester, N.H., police shows Sarah Becker, who was arrested after she failed to make a court appearance on charges of endangering the welfare of a child. Police discovered her six-week-old infant on Tuesday, Nov. 28, in an unheated home filled with piles of trash and dog feces. Becker was charged with endangering the welfare of a child and obstructing government administration. (Manchester Police Department via AP)

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire woman faces several charges after police discovered her 6-week-old infant in a home filled with trash and dog feces.

Police responded to the Manchester home of 34-year-old Sarah Becker Tuesday and found her holding her child wrapped in several blankets. Neither the heat nor electricity were working. Piles of trash, feces and other debris were scattered on the apartment floor.

A day later, police returned to assist the Department of Child Family Services in taking custody of the baby. Becker initially refused to comply and pushed a police officer. Her two pets were taken to an animal shelter.

Becker was charged with endangering the welfare of a child and obstructing government administration.

WMUR-TV reports she failed to make a court appearance Thursday, leading to an arrest warrant.

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