Mother of baby girl found dead in a diaper box faces charges


CHESTERFIELD, S.C. (AP) – A South Carolina mother who said her 11-month-old daughter was kidnapped before the baby was found dead in a diaper box has been charged with lying to police and improperly disposing of a body.

Chesterfield County Sheriff Jay Brooks said 19-year-old Breanna Lewis told deputies she was attacked and her baby was taken from her arms as she checked the mail Tuesday afternoon.

Brooks says officers found Harlee Lewis’ body inside the box in a field hours later.

Chesterfield County Coroner Kip Kiser says he’s still investigating and isn’t releasing autopsy results yet.

Brooks’ statement says Breanna Lewis is charged with filing a false police report for lying about the assault and improper disposal of human remains. More charges are possible.

Jail officials didn’t know if she has a lawyer.

Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.