Mother killed her daughter immediately after giving birth, then brought the dead body to an airport, where she wrapped it in newspapers and towel before placing the body in a plastic bag and dumping it in a trash can; arrested!

According to reports, a 51-year-old woman, later identified as Annie, has been arrested in connection with a chilling incident from 2005, where she allegedly murdered her newborn daughter. Annie is accused of disposing of her daughter’s body in a trash can at the airport before fleeing the state.

The case of Baby Skylar first came to light on October 10, 2005, when the lifeless body of a newborn was discovered in a restroom trash can within the airport. The baby’s body was likely only discovered when a businessperson’s lost laptop led to a search of the terminal, including the trash cans. Wrapped in newspapers and a white towel, and concealed inside a plastic bag, the child was pronounced dead at the scene. The police department, alongside the FBI Violent Crime Task Force, embarked on an extensive investigation, which initially led to dead ends but was later reignited in 2020 through advancements in forensic technology and investigative efforts.

Investigators determined that the baby was likely not born at the airport but was instead killed elsewhere and subsequently brought to the airport by Annie. The autopsy conducted by the medical examiner revealed that the baby had been suffocated to death, having been alive for approximately 24 hours before her untimely demise. The manner of death was ruled homicide, marking a sorrowful end to the newborn’s brief life. The breakthrough in the investigation came through the utilization of advanced forensic testing and genetic genealogy mapping techniques. This led to Annie being identified as a possible match to the DNA evidence collected. Upon being interviewed by detectives in Washington State in January 2022, Annie confirmed her identity as the mother of the baby and recounted the events surrounding her daughter’s death, although specific details of her statement remain undisclosed to protect the integrity of the prosecution.

Authorities have also identified the father of the baby, asserting that there is no evidence to suggest his involvement in the crime. As the legal process unfolds, Annie awaits extradition, where she faces a charge of first-degree murder, with prosecutors seeking the maximum sentence of 40 years in prison.

Jordan Collins

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