(KMOV.com) --A 23-year-old woman arrested after she told police she threw her newborn infant boy from a second story window was released from jail Monday morning.
Investigators are waiting for toxicology and other tests to confirm the baby s cause of death before filing criminal charges.
Police were called to the 500 block of N. 23rdStreet in East St Louis around 10:40 p.m. Friday.
People in the house reported that the woman was in pain and needed an ambulance.
East St. Louis Police Chief Michael Floore says the woman admitted she gave birth a few hours earlier and threw the baby from a second-floor window.
According to her, the baby wasn t breathing, you know. At which time, she wrapped the baby in what we believe to be a sheet or a towel of some sort and then she threw the baby out of the window, said Floore.
She went on about her day, he added.
News 4 spoke with a man at the home named Walter May, Jr. He says there were several people at the house on Friday, but no one knew the woman was giving birth upstairs.
I didn t know, at all, until the ambulance came and police came back, said May.
State s Attorney Brendan Kelly told News 4 his office is waiting for results of testing to pin down the cause of death because a wide range of charges are possible.
The Southern Illinois Child Death Investigative Task Force is also investigating, along with the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services. DCFS received a hotline call about the death just before 3 a.m. on September 28.
DCFS says the woman has no other children and there are no other children in the house.