Brooklyn teen travelling from Jamaica had baby on plane and left it in toilet

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shocked.jpgAn 18-year-old Brooklyn teenager who returned from a trip from Jamaica has been identified as the mother of the premature newborn found dead inside an airplane toilet at LaGuardia Airport in New York.

Officials said the teenager, who had travelled with her sister, could have been the victim of a botched abortion.

The teenager, who checked into Kings County Hospital after she got off the plane, claimed she never knew she was pregnant when she rushed into the bathroom of an American Airlines plane after it landed at LaGuardia about 10:45 Monday night.

A law enforcement source said she put the baby in the toilet and covered it with paper.

The teenager reportedly told investigators she had not been feeling well for days.

The source said she showed little emotion.

Doctors examined her at Kings County Hospital.

The teenager told police she had visited a doctor in Jamaica before flying back to the U.S.

It was unclear whether police asked if she had gone for an abortion.

A cleaning crew for Airway Cleaners found the baby's body in a middle bathroom of the plane, which was parked outside an American Airlines hangar early Tuesday morning.

The baby appeared to have been born three months premature.