Mother Of Dead Newborn Found At Kohl’s Was 29-Year-Old Store Employee

(WAVE)

(WAVE)

Authorities have found and arrested the person who left a dead newborn in the ladies’ room trash in a Kentucky Kohl’s store two weeks ago. She’s a 29-year-old store employee, who has been charged with murder, tampering with physical evidence, and abuse of a corpse. The baby’s cause of death still hasn’t been determined, but it was full term and there was no obvious cause.

“We believe the baby was born alive and would be alive today if she provided basic care,” a police officer explained during a press conference. The woman reportedly disappeared into the bathroom during work, then went home for a few hours. A co-worker found the infant while emptying the trash.

Controversially, Kohl’s kept the store open to shoppers but closed off the bathroom for homicide investigators after the body was found. Shoppers were horrified to learn from TV reporters the real reason why police were present and had shut down the rest room.

Mother of baby found dead in bathroom was Kohl’s employee [WHAS]
Police say baby found in Kohl’s trash would be alive if mother had ‘provided basic care’ [Courier-Journal] (WARNING: AUTO-PLAY VIDEO)

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