Woman charged after newborn baby found in river

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27-year-old Reneisha Smith is scheduled to appear before the court on Thursday, February 4 to answer to the charges of Concealment of Birth following an incident at Belfield district in St Mary on Tuesday, January 26.

Reports from the Highgate Police are that about 5:10 p.m., the body of the newborn baby boy, believed to be that of Smith was found in a river in the area. The Police were summoned and the body fished from the water. It was taken to the morgue pending post mortem. 

An investigation was launched and Smith was subsequently arrested on Friday, January 29 and charged on Monday, February 01.