11.11.14: Body of newborn found outside; teen held
MUSKEGON, Mich. (AP) — Police say a 17-year-old girl has been arrested after the body of a newborn was found on the ground in Muskegon.
Police say the child appeared to have been exposed to the elements for a period of time. Muskegon Public Safety Director Jeffrey Lewis tells The Muskegon Chronicle that the teen was arrested Monday night and investigators believe the newborn was her child.
Lewis says the teen “readily admitted” her connection to the death. He says it’s believed that the teen acted alone.
Muskegon County Chief Assistant Prosecutor Timothy Maat says his office is expected to review the case Wednesday and the girl will be jailed until then.
The body was found outside around 3 p.m. Monday following a call to authorities. Officers sealed off the area as they investigated.