Brittany Robinson, 23, of Shenango Township is facing charges of homicide, abuse of a corpse, tampering with evidence, and concealing the death of a child after the body of her newborn was found hidden under the porch of a home on Ellwood Road.
The owner of a home in the 3200 block on Ellwood Road called the police on Sunday, who then found the infant’s body hidden in a crawlspace outside.
Reportedly the child was wrapped in a T-shirt when found.
Police say the boy was viable and full-term and weighing approximately seven pounds and investigators believe the baby was born alive prior to its death.
There were no immediate signs of abuse on the corpse however the Lawrence County Coroner is investigating and police are waiting for the autopsy results to determine the manner and cause of the infant’s death.