GRANT COUNTY, Ky. (FOX19) - A Grant County woman is accused of concealing the death of her newborn baby.
Pamela Davis, 24, was charged with abuse of a corpse and concealing the birth of an infant.
The Grant County Sheriff’s office says investigators don’t know how the baby died, but emergency crews were called to the woman’s home on Vallandingham Road on Feb. 17 for medical help.
Court documents say went first responders got to Davis’ house, she told them she had been bleeding for more than 12 hours.
Davis was at the hospital when staff called authorities and said that she came in with severe trauma that showed she either had been raped or had given birth, according to the documents.
Deputies say Davis initially refused to tell them what had happened, but later admitted she’d given birth.
She told deputies the baby’s remains were in a plastic bag and under a pile of clothes in the laundry room of her home.
Davis had to have surgery and the doctor who performed the procedure told Grant County deputies that the surgery showed Davis had given birth.
The Grant Couty coroner says the baby was born alive based on the preliminary investigation.
It’s unclear if the baby died due to medical issues or other circumstances. Additional charges could be filed based upon what the investigation reveals.
Deputies say it will be several weeks before the baby’s cause of death is known.
Davis is due in court on March 16.