Baby’s body found in SC landfill, mom charged

South Carolina News

UPDATE: The body of a 6-month-old baby boy was found in a South Carolina landfill on Thursday morning.  SC State Law Enforcement Dept. reports that Vernita Lashon Jones, 25, was arrested and charged with homicide by child abuse.  

Jones is from Clewiston, Florida and was booked at Edgefield Detention Center.

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Nov. 28 at 6 p.m.

A search is underway at a landfill in South Carolina after police say they received a tip that a woman dumped her 6-month-old baby’s body in a Dumpster. Police believe the incident happened sometime over the weekend.

Since then, the Dumpster was picked up and taken to a landfill in Greenville County. The landfill is more than 60 miles away from where the baby was reportedly dumped.

Family members say they’re remaining hopeful that the child is still alive.

One family members says, “I’m hoping they find little Anthony so I can be at peace and I’m praying that they will find him.”

The mother of the child is in custody but is not facing any charges at this time. fr

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