Police Find Infant Buried in forest in W.Va.

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — State police are investigating the death of an infant whose body was found in buried in the George Washington National Forest in Hardy County.

State police spokesman Lt. Michael Baylous says troopers went to the site near Wardensville after the infant's parents were arrested Saturday in Morgantown.

Morgantown police say 32-year-old Joseph A. Christy was driving a vehicle with a stolen license plate. The vehicle fled when an officer tried to stop it. Christy and 26-year-old Summer L. McDaniel were arrested following a chase and charged with child neglect because four children were in the vehicle.

Baylous says interviews by investigators in Morgantown revealed that the couple had buried an infant in the national forest.

No charges have been filed in connection with the infant's death.

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