Woman charged with abandoning baby in dumpster

ST. LOUIS (KSDK) – An 18-year-old St. Louis woman is charged with leaving her baby in a Dumpster on Thanksgiving morning.

Police say the infant was wrapped in two grocery store bags and a larger black trash bag. When authorities arrived, the baby was dead. The mother, identified as Lucretia Jordan Smith, initially told police she didn't know she was pregnant.

Jordan-Smith was in college when it happened, and home for Thanksgiving break.

She has been charged with one count of abandonment of a corpse. Her bond has been set at $10,000.

No additional information was available.


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