A woman from California has been hospitalized after she allegedly killed her baby girl by throwing her out of a moving car.
Nicole Stasio, 32, who had worked as a yoga instructor and health coach, gave birth to her child just two months earlier in Bali but she allegedly killed the child then tried to later commit suicide.
A guide and driver allegedly told local authorities that Stasio had been in Bali since July. Her parents had joined her for the first 10 days of her trip but they left before Stasio welcomed her daughter in September.
On Tuesday, Stasio planned to return to California. But, according to her driver Wayan Siaj and tour guide Made Arimbawa, both of whom had been with Stasio throughout the duration of her trip, she changed her mind and asked them to take her back to the town of Ubud.
As they drove back, Stasio sat in silence before she allegedly threw her 2-month-old daughter out of the car.
Siaj and Arimbawa told police they did not notice she had thrown the baby from the vehicle. Shortly after, Siaj and Arimbawa watched as Stasio suddenly jumped out of the car at an intersection in Denpasar, they told authorities.
Stasio was taken to Bali Mandara hospital to be treated. Her daughter was eventually found by villagers less than a mile away. The baby had severe injuries and later died at the same hospital Stasio was being treated at.
Stasio hasn’t been questioned because she is hospitalized in “a severe state of depression”.
It was revealed that when Stasio’s parents asked about the baby’s father, she refused to answer. It was also disclosed that she gave the impression that she was unmarried and her family preferred that she give birth to a child abroad, like they were trying to avoid something.