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Myrtle Beach baby found dead in bouncy chair, mom charged with neglect

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Caitlin Jackson - J Reuben Long Detention Center Caitlin Jackson - J Reuben Long Detention Center

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) - A 3-month-old child was found dead in a bouncy chair earlier this year and now the mother of the child has been arrested and charged with unlawful neglect.

According to an Horry County police report, Caitlin Elisabeth Jackson, 27, of Myrtle Beach was found unconscious on the floor of her home on March 22 with her baby son beside her in a bouncy seat.

Police said the child was taken to Grand Strand Regional Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead.  Horry County Coroner Robert Edge said the child died from Sudden Infant Death.  He said the exact cause was undetermined.

When police arrived, they found a Xanax bottle in the room where Jackson was at the time with 28 pills missing, the report said. The prescription was filled the day before for 60 pills,

Police said Jackson told them she did not know what happened but did remember taking Xanax pills and consumed alcohol.

She was arrested Thursday and released from the J Reuben Long Detention Center under a $10,000 bond.

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