Samoan community leaders in New Zealand are being encouraged to openly discuss and support teenage pregnancies more.
Her case is just one of a number of incidents within Samoan communities involving babies being abandoned at birth or infanticide.
The Samoan Labour MP for Mangere, Aupito Su'a William Sio, said he's waiting to hear back from the police this week on whether they can provide a proper funeral for a child that was found in at an Auckland park.
Aupito said it's sad that a young woman, whoever she may be or whatever the circumstances are, felt the need to hide a pregnancy.
"There is a responsibility on church leaders, on our matais and our leaders of our families to provide that safe environment to have a open frank discussion about sex, about child birth, about the need to protect people in our community - the ones that we supposedly love very much."
Aupito said he encourages open mindedness among leaders when confronting this issue that can be hard to talk about.