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January 24, 2013

Ga. baby drowned before being buried

MACON, Ga. — An autopsy has revealed that a newborn baby who was found in a shallow grave in middle Georgia drowned before being buried.

The Telegraph of Macon reports the baby was found buried on Oct. 17. Authorities say 23-year-old Brittany Palmer was arrested on charges of concealing a death and giving false statements after her father discovered the buried baby.

Baldwin County Sheriff’s officials say Palmer delivered the baby alone in a bathtub then buried the child. Authorities say the woman’s relatives did not know she was pregnant.

The newspaper reports Palmer was released Nov. 16 on $10,000 bond.

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Information from: The Macon Telegraph, http://www.macontelegraph.com

 

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