Dead Baby Found In Teen’s Closet

(Forrest City, AR) An arrest warrant has been issued for an 18-year old Palestine High School student.

The St. Francis County Sheriff said the teen had a stillborn baby, wrapped the child in a blanket, and left it in the closet overnight and part of the next day, while she went to school.

“It‘s a low down person to do a baby like that and justice needs to be done to her like they did to that baby,” said a neighbor who didn’t want to be identified.

Sheriff Bobby May said the teen showed up at the ER bleeding, but kept insisting she had not given birth at home.

May said doctors found that to be a lie, and after finding the baby, learned even more.

“The baby was born dead, that‘s not to say if she had proper medical supervision the baby might have lived,” said Sheriff May.

The teen’s mother is an animal control officer for a neighboring police department.

The sheriff said all eyes are on this family, and why no one apparently sought help.

“Someone had to know and certainly she knew, we‘re not through investing this crime yet and it is a crime,” said May.

The sheriff expects to make that arrest Monday and says there may be more charges in this case.

12 comments

  • Raneisha Lewis

    No you should be asking how did they not know that there teen dauughter was pregnant!!!! This is sad, but she is well old enough to know what she got herself into.

  • florencia

    I wouldn’t do that to my child no matter what age I have it with . What’s Wrong with people this days

  • Stephanie Carroll

    I’m Just Wondering Why There Are Charges Being Pressed If THe Baby Was Still Born? That Is Something That Isn’t Her Fault… And she Was Obviously Scared For Some Reason For Her To Keep Denying That She Was Ever Pregnant… And As Far As The Question About Where Her Parents Were While She Was Out Getting Pregnant… She Is 18 Years Old And Legally An Adult So If Asher Wants To Go Get Knocked Up Every Other Week That’s Her Business Not Saying She Can Just Dump It In The Closet Either… Gosh I Wonder If People Think Before They Run Their Mouths Or Before They Ask Dumb Questions…SMH…

  • Stephanie Carroll

    I’m Just Wondering Why There Are Charges Being Pressed If THe Baby Was Still Born? That Is Something That Isn’t Her Fault… And she Was Obviously Scared For Some Reason For Her To Keep Denying That She Was Ever Pregnant… And As Far As The Question About Where Her Parents Were While She Was Out Getting Pregnant… She Is 18 Years Old And Legally An Adult So If She Wants To Go Get Knocked Up Every Other Week That’s Her Business Not Saying She Can Just Dump It In The Closet Either… Gosh I Wonder If People Think Before They Run Their Mouths Or Before They Ask Dumb Questions…SMH…

  • SayNoMore

    One area that comes to mind for pressing charges centers around the handling and treatment of the deceased. Deceased bodies must be lawfully disposed of, including calling the police and Coroners Office, and not just thrown in a closet or dumped in a hole. The charges would begin here and grow along any other violations of Public Health, Safety and Welfare. Whether that results in jail or fines will be seen.

  • kay

    not much to say about this, she panicked, she lied, baby is stillborn.
    sad for all involved, especially the baby.

  • Memphis Pride

    I kinda agree with Stephanie Carroll. The baby was still born and like Kay said she panicked. At 18 she is only grown in the site of the law but mentally she is still a child. She could have felt that she did something wrong for the baby to be born dead. And as far as her parents, they may not have know. Just because she gave birth doesn’t mean that she went full term or was showing. Keep in mind we just got over the Winter season and people pick up weight during that time of year. I can under stand an investigation but dang this is being treated like a murder. Ii am quit sure this is probally the biggest news that have hit Forest City.

  • Pam

    What exactly did she do wrong? Her baby was stillborn and she went to school the next day. Not something I would do, but she didn’t hurt the baby, IT IS HER RIGHT TO SEEK medical care when SHE wants it!!!!!!!! People need to back off and let people live….it’s called LIBERTY. If you don’t like it, then move to another country. I don’t like doctors and I STILL have the right to choose how to care for my person. If anybody told me I had to go to the doctor, I would laugh…and point to my constitutional rights.

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