Union City mom arrested after likely remains of newborn found buried
Police: Mom thought baby was stillborn
Last Updated: 209 days ago
UNION CITY, Ind. - A Union City woman has been arrested after police recovered what they believe to be the remains of her newborn daughter.
Ana Guadalupe Monue, 28, was arrested Monday on a preliminary charge of neglect of a dependent causing death.
Police began investigating after being told that Monue had given birth three months ago, but, believing the child was stillborn, buried its remains outside her apartment.
Investigators said they later learned the newborn's remains had been moved to near a bridge on Base Road, between Randolph County Roads 300 East and 400 East.
Police said Monue initially denied even being pregnant but then eventually led police to the bridge where they found what they believe are a baby's remains wrapped in a several plastic bags sitting on top of a rock.
Investigators are working to figure out the cause of death.
They’re not sure if the child was indeed stillborn or if something else happened.
An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday at Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie.
Monue was being held in the Randolph County Jail on Tuesday.
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