|Woman charged with hiding child's
Wednesday, February 18,
Priory, St Ann - A St Ann woman,
whose newborn baby girl was found buried in a shallow grave, is to
appear in the parish's Resident Magistrate's Court tomorrow to face
a charge of concealment of birth.
According to the Constabulary
Communication Network, at about 8:30 last Friday morning, citizens
contacted the police and told them that Jacqueline Duffus, a 30
year-old vendor from Priory, had dumped her baby in a pit
Following investigations, the St
Ann police went to Priory and took Duffus into custody. Further
investigations led the lawmen to a home in Charles Town some time
after 1:00 pm where Duffus allegedly showed them a pit latrine, but
no baby was found.
The St Ann's Bay fire department
was brought in to assist the police in the search for the newborn,
but to no avail.
However, acting on information, the police
returned to Priory later in the afternoon. The infant's body was
found wrapped in a plastic bag and buried in a shallow
Duffus was then charged.
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