Madrid (CNN) — Spanish investigators are trying to figure out how a 5-month-old baby died on a baggage carousel at an airport in Alicante.
A spokeswoman for Spain’s airport authority, AENA, said Thursday it’s not clear how the baby ended up on the baggage belt for oversized luggage.
“The baby was on the baggage carousel, but could not have gotten there alone. Someone had to put the baby there. I don’t know how the baby got there,” said the airport spokeswoman, who by custom is not identified.
The infant’s mother, an American woman, arrived at the airport late Wednesday on a flight from London’s Gatwick airport with her baby and another young child, the spokeswoman said. The father, who is Canadian, was already there waiting at the Alicante airport, she added.