Infant’s Remains Found Buried in North Carolina Back Yard

A North Carolina teen has been arrested after the remains of an infant were found in a shallow grave behind an Iredell County home

Alex Holden Best, 19, was arrested WEdnsdy and charged with felony conceal or fail to report the death of a child.

WBTV said Iredell County Sheriff’s investigators were tipped on September 6 to a possible body buried at the home. The tip said that the body was brought to Iredell County from High Point, about 60 miles away in Guilford County.

Deputies obtained a search warrant and found the remains buried in a box. The remains have been sent to North Carolina Baptist Hospital for autopsy.

Investigators interviewed Best and took his statement about how the remains came to the grave, while in High Point, detectives located a female determined to be involved. She gave a statement about how the remains came to Iredell County as well. Her identity has not been released.

The High Point Police Department is conducting an investigation into the baby’s death.

Best was arraigned on Wednesday and given a $10,000 bond.

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[Featured image: Alex Holden Best/Iredell County Sheriff’s Office]