A 25-year-old woman from Danville, Virginia was charged on Monday with first-degree murder after her newborn drowned last year. Vanessa Danielle Poteat is currently in Danville City Jail without bond.
Last summer, the local police department was called to a home in Danville after Poteat’s ex-boyfriend discovered the baby inside a duffel bag, according to WSET. Search warrants state that he found the “deceased infant that had been dead for some time.”
According to the warrant, Poteat reportedly asked her ex to pick up the bag and other belongings, which she had stored at his mother’s house. It was there he made the gruesome discovery.
Police confiscated that black duffel bag, a towel, some clothing and a handwritten note from the home.
“I saw them bring out a body bag and I said, ‘Oh my Lord’ someone passed away and the brought the gurney out and put the body bag on the gurney and folded
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A Georgia father was charged in the death of a 2-week-old infant girl whose remains were found abandoned in the woods after she was killed by blunt force head trauma, The Rockdale Citizen reported.
Newton County Coroner ruled infant Caliyah McNabb’s death a homicide.
The infant girl was reported missing by her parents Chris McNabb and Courtney Bell on Saturday morning. The parents told police that Caliyah was fed at 5 a.m., at which point the couple went back to sleep.
When the parents woke back up at 10 a.m., they said they found that the infant girl was missing.
The Newton County’s Sheriff’s Office searched through a park on Saturday and Sunday, eventually discovering the child’s body wrapped in cloth inside a duffel bag that was hidden under a log in the woods.
At this discovery, Chris McNabb jumped out of a car and ran away. A food store clerk later called police
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The body of a 15-day-old girl from Covington, Georgia has been found in a duffel bag in a wooded area, not far from her family’s trailer. After the discovery, her father became a person of interest and subsequently fled.
Caliyah McNabb went missing around 10 a.m. Saturday, Channel 2 Action News reported. Her parents told police they noticed she disappeared when they woke up. Not long after, family and police with dogs searched a 2-mile radius around the trailer park where the family resides. By Sunday, family members found the baby’s body. When she was discovered, Caliyah’s father Christopher McNabb, ran off. A Chevron gas station clerk called 911 when they him in the store.
“He started hollering and talking about ‘they are going to get me. They are going to get me. I’ve been running all day. I have been in the woods all day,’” Julie Hannah, store clerk, told
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