Investigation after a Baby is born to woman who had been in a vegetative state for 14 years

The baby was delivered at a health care facility just days after Christmas in a case that has shocked the world. 

The 29-year-old mother is a patient at the 60-bed care facility and has been in a vegetative state for more than a decade after nearly drowning, it was reported.

In a bid to identify the child’s father, search warrants have been issued to obtain DNA samples from men working at the Hacienda HealthCare centre in the US city of Phoenix, Arizona.

A solicitor representing the woman’s family said the baby “has been born into a loving family and will be well cared for”.