On Sept. 28, 2020, deputies went to the home of Peyton Green, 22, “due to the possibility that a newborn may need assistance,” the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office said.
At Green’s residence, deputies discovered the body of a dead infant underneath a bathroom sink, the sheriff’s office said.
Law enforcement launched an investigation into the newborn’s death, and a year later, on Sept. 30, 2021, deputies located Green in Wyoming after obtaining a warrant for her arrest.
During the investigation, Green reportedly told doctors she never had sex or gave birth. However, investigators talked with Green's ex-boyfriend in Colorado Springs, who negated that story.
Officials said detectives found texts on Green's phone to her ex and another friend saying she was expecting a child.
Green was initially charged with first-degree murder, tampering with a deceased body and attempt to influence a public servant.
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In a statement, Chief Deputy District Attorney Chris Gallo said "Had this mother told the truth about her pregnancy or called for help after giving birth, this tragedy may have been avoided. There were multiple ways to handle an unwanted or unexpected pregnancy, but her selfish and deceitful actions to hide a birth by dumping her newborn’s body in a bag like a piece of trash certainly warrants a lengthy prison sentence."
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