Strumica police is determining whether the baby which was buried after a home delivery was stillborn or alive when it was buried.

The case of the 18 year old woman was uncovered when she sought medical assistance without telling the doctors that she recently delivered a baby. Police searched her home and determined that the woman delivered a baby in her house, with the help of her parents, and later the baby was found dead, buried nearby.

The autopsy will determine whether the baby was delivered alive or stillborn, whether it sustained some injuries and how long it lived after the delivery, said doctor Aleksandar Stankov.