Mother left placenta in Mississauga park for 'holistic' purposes: Police

Nov 29 2018, 7:32 am

Peel Regional Police have confirmed that a disturbing scene discovered in Mississauga’s Sugar Maple Woods Park earlier this week was actually a human placenta.

On November 26 at approximately 3:50 pm, police were notified of a “suspicious circumstances” at the park.

When police arrived they found blood, forceps, and other evidence “consistent with childbirth.”

Police sent out a notice to the public requesting any information regarding the mother and child.

On November 27, police received a call from a 27-year-old Mississauga woman who informed them of a home birth that she had one year ago in Brantford.

The placenta and afterbirth were preserved and kept for “holistic purposes.”

Police said the woman wanted the placenta to be “returned to nature.” The mother and child were located in good health.

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