Toddler rescued from sewer after 80 hours lying on top of mum's corpse

Toddler rescued from sewer after 80 hours lying on top of mum's corpse
Published: 2014 September 23 14:15:08 (8785 Views)
33-year-old Gonzalo Lizarralde is accused of throwing 21-month-old daughter Martina down the sewer and left her to die because he couldn't bring himself to kill her after murdering his estranged wife, Paola Acosta.

But the youngster was found by a worker in Argentina's Cordoba, 400 miles north of capital Buenos Aires, on Sunday after 80 hours lying on top of her mum.

Last night the youngster was in hospital being treated for a broken leg and pneumonia.

Police launched a frantic search for the pair after they went missing late last Wednesday after Lizarralde had gone to pay his 36-year-old ex-wife Paola maintenance.

It was the first time he had seen his daughter after being forced to recognise her as his following a DNA test.



But barely-alive Martina, was found lying on her dead mum's body after Paoloa's two son's from a previous relationship reported them missing after they woke the following morning.

Ricardo Manzur, a doctor at the children's hospital where Martina is being treated said:" She was lying on top of her mummy when she was found.

"We think that gave her some protection from the cold and may have saved her life.

"She was surrounded by filthy water and was wet all the time because of the recent rain we've had which complicated things even more for her.

Detective's boss Oliva added:" She's out of danger and stable. She's got a leg fracture which could be the result of her fall and the onset of pneumonia.

"They're now doing more tests so they can have a more detailed idea of her condition."



Source - Mirror

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