Teen stashes newborn’s body in college dorm trash. She’s now facing murder charges: Police

Authorities in Ohio arrested a woman on Wednesday, months after her newborn son was reportedly found dead in a trash bag at a college dormitory.

Breyona Reddick, 18, was charged with aggravated murder, murder, felonious assault, endangering children, tampering with evidence, and abuse of a corpse. The Ravenna Record-Courier reported that DNA evidence helped investigators identify Reddick as the mother of the full-term baby boy who was found dead in October in a women’s bathroom at Hiram College.

A spokesperson for Hiram College told the news outlet that Reddick was a student earlier in the school year but isn’t currently matriculated there.

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The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner determined that the newborn died of asphyxiation due to exposure and postpartum inattention. His death was deemed a homicide.

The coroner also concluded that the newborn, whose umbilical cord was still attached, was alive for less than an hour.

According to the Record-Courier, the baby was located in a clear trash bag also containing bloody paper towels, a hooded sweatshirt, a pair of panties, a wrapper from a feminine hygiene product, and a roll of paper towels.

Police wrote that the trash bag was tied shut and placed on the bathroom floor. A maintenance worker reportedly discovered the deceased newborn after housekeeping retrieved the bag from the bathroom and took it to the back of the dorm building.

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[Featured image: Breyona Reddick/Portage County jail]