Dead Infant Found In Upstate Landfill

Florida mother charged in the death

Patrick Gentry
November 29, 2018 - 10:46 am

A spokesman from the State Law Enforcement Division said Thursday a baby's body had been found after a two-day search in a Greenville County landfill and that Florida woman has been charged in Edgefield County, SC.

The search began on Wednesday. Greenville County deputies were also assisting in the search at the Twin Chimneys landfill off Augusta Rd in Honea Path.

Thom Berry, a spokesman for SLED said teams were searching for the body of an infant from Johnston, a town in Edgefield County.

Berry said the baby's body is believed to have arrived with trash from the Edgefield County area at some point over the weekend.

25 year old Vernita Jones, from Clewiston, FL has been charged with homicide by child neglect in Edgefield County.

Jones admitted to suffocating her baby on Nov. 24 in Edgefield County.

The baby was reportedly thrown into a trash bin, and the contents of that trash bin were brought to the Greenville County landfill.

Thanks to landfill records, the teams know when the truck in question arrived, and what part of the landfill it emptied its contents.

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