Mother arrested for allegedly burying her newborn baby’s remains in a shallow grave

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Source: Watervliet Police, MEGA

Nov. 24 2021, Published 1:06 p.m. ET

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A woman has been arrested in connection to an ongoing investigation of a newborn’s remains found in June.

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Cops say the infant was reportedly buried in the yard of a home on 13th Street in Watervliet, New York in 2017, News 10 reported.

On June 25, police received credible information that a newborn baby was buried in the yard of a home on 13th Street, according to News 10.

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The Watervliet Police Department Evidence Technicians, New York State Police and Forensic Identification Unit proceeded to methodically search the yard and exhumed several small bones from a shallow grave, News 10 reported.

Cops said the bones appeared to have been there for an extended period of time, according to News 10.

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Through forensic analysis, it was determined the skeletal remains were those of a newborn child, News 10 reported.

After an investigation, they determined that the remains were buried by the child’s mother, Kyleigh J. Sawyer, 23, according to News 10.

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On Nov. 23, cops arrested Sawyer, and she was charged with the concealment of a human corpse, News 10 reported.

Sawyer was arraigned in Watervliet Criminal Court and released on her own recognizance, according to News 10.

In a statement obtained by News 10, the Watervliet Police Department said, “Although the investigation has concluded, the healing surrounding the death of this precious newborn will continue for a lifetime. Unfortunately, the particulars regarding this baby’s death may never be known but the devastation it caused throughout our community is unquestionable. The Watervliet Police Department will continue to work tirelessly to bring those responsible for these types of unconscionable acts to justice.”

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