Police in South Carolina on Tuesday arrested a Florida woman and charged with killing an infant more than a decade ago.
Jennifer Sahr, 32, will be charged with one count of homicide by child abuse in the death of a child known only as Baby Boy Horry, the Horry County Police Department said.
Utility workers found the boy, believed to have been two days old at the time of his death, on December 4, 2008. He’d been wrapped in a shopping bag and placed inside a box, police said. The boy’s autopsy revealed he was “viable” when he was abandoned on the side of the road in Red Hill, South Carolina.
HCPD said Sahr, who was previously known as Jennifer Rickel, was taken into custody by the US Marshals Carolina Regional Fugitive Task Force just hours after they announced that a warrant had been issued for her.
Horry County Police Chief Joseph Hill said that Sahr had been a student at Coastal Carolina University at the time the baby was born and abandoned, according to WMBF. The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division determined that she is the biological mother of Baby Boy Horry.
The baby was buried at Hillcrest Cemetery just a few miles from where his body was found.
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