The following are documented cases of fetal theft, a realtively new category in crime although the first case dates back to 1987. Also refered to as Caesarean kidnappings and baby snatching, the vicious criminals are all female, most faked their own pregnancies and all befriended and stalked their victims.
Cindy Ray was eight months pregnant when she was abducted and murdered by an obsessed woman who needed a baby at whatever the cost.
In 1992 in Brownsville, Texas, Laura Lugo was pregnant and befriended by two sisters Rosa and Paulyna Botello who took her shopping and even offered to pay for her to see a baby doctor in Mexico. But what she didn't know was that the sisters had a plan to get Laura's baby, with ot without her consent.
A young single mother's efforts to improve her life seemed to be working until she made the decision to open her door to her ex-boyfriend. The decision proved to be deadly, not only to her, but to her children.
Carethia Curry, 17 and pregnant, had no reason to suspect that her new friend, who was also pregnant, had devised a cold-blooded plan to kill her and steal her unborn child from her womb.
In September 2000, Jon and Theresa Andrews were busy getting ready to enter into parenthood. The young couple were childhood sweethearts and had been married for four years when they decided to begin building a family. Who would know that a chance meeting with another pregnant woman, while in the baby department of a store, would result in murder, kidnapping and suicide.
On December 16, 2004 the body of eight-months pregnant Bobbie Jo Stinnett was found at her Skidmore, Missouri home by her mother. Her unborn baby had been cut from her womb. Believing that the female fetus had survived the attack, authorities issued an Amber Alert for the baby girl.
On Sept. 15, 2006, police found the body of 23-year-old Jimella Tunstall wrapped in a shower curtain in a vacant lot in Belleville, Illinois. An autopsy revealed that her unborn child had been cut from her womb with a pair of scissors. Arrested and charged in the case was Tiffany Hall, 24, a lifelong friend of Tunstall's who regularly baby-sat her children.
Araceli Camacho Gomez, 27, from Pasco, Washington, was the mother of two children and just two weeks away from giving birth to her son when she met Phiengchai Sisouvanh Synhavong at a bus stop. That chance meeting and a promise of free baby clothes cost the young pregnant mother her life.