Pennsboro woman indicted in child’s death
PENNSBORO, W.Va. (WTAP) - A woman accused in her baby’s death has been indicted by a Ritchie County Grand Jury.
Elizabeth Saxton, 31, of Pennsboro, has been formally charged with child neglect resulting in death and concealment of a deceased human body.
The Ritchie County Sheriff’s Department arrested Saxton in April of this year after being tipped off about the “suspicious circumstances of a local woman’s pregnancy.”
They found the body of a baby girl during a search of Saxton’s Pennsboro home.
According to a criminal complaint, Saxton told deputies she had given birth while taking a shower and that her newborn baby was “blue” and “not breathing.”
Instead of calling for help or trying to revive the child, deputies said Saxton wrapped it in a towel and set it beside her bed.
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