By DAVE DAVIES and DAVID GAMBACORTA Maybe the newborn boy took his last breaths in the cold trunk of the Volkswagen Beetle, his umbilical cord still attached. Maybe he was already dead when he was stuffed into a tote bag under bloody clothes and stashed in the car trunk. Either way, Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood was seething about the discovery of the discarded child on a quiet street in suburban Drexel Hill on Monday night.
“The baby was entombed,” an angry Chitwood told reporters at a news conference yesterday. “There’s a lot of other options out there, instead of taking a small child and shoving it in a tote bag and sticking it in the trunk of a car.”
Police suspect that the mother of the dead baby is a college student and the granddaughter of Albert Piscopo, 62, president and chief executive of the Glenmede Trust Co., an investment firm for blue-chip clients.
Last night, Chitwood said investigators were planning to serve a search warrant on a person at a college in Philadelphia. “It’s a young woman, obviously,” Chitwood said. “We’ll leave it at that.”
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