A mother of a baby found dead in the freezer of her home is being held without bail on suspicion of homicide.

The accused, whose identity has not been revealed, was arrested after the baby's body was found last Friday at the home in Pilas, southern Spain.

The woman admitted she was the deceased baby's mother, according to Jesús María Sánchez, mayor of town where the woman was living with her husband and their other two children.

An autopsy and DNA tests will determine the circumstances of the death and confirm the parentage of the baby, since, according to the mayor, the husband of the accused had no idea his wife was pregnant.

The husband found the baby's body in the freezer while he was cleaning house, after which he called his brother, a firefighter, who rushed to the house with several of his colleagues.

They called the police, whose agents went after the woman where she worked and took her home, the mayor said.

Sanchez said the woman's husband has been deeply wounded by the incident, as have neighbors in the area and his two children, ages 14 and 10, who have been offered psychological care.

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