Douglas County Sheriff’s Office
Douglas County deputies arrested a 23-year-old woman after authorities found a dead infant with its umbilical cord still attached in the backyard of a Highlands Ranch home, authorities say.
Camille Wasinger-Konrad is being held without bond for investigation of first-degree murder in the Douglas County Detention Center, according to a news release by Sheriff Tony Spurlock.
At around 9:48 p.m. Tuesday, a witness called 911 and reported seeing what appeared to be a lifeless infant in the backyard of a home on the 500 block of Longfellow Lane.
The Douglas County Coroner’s Office will determine the cause and manner of the infant’s death, the news release says.
The sheriff’s office has recommended a charge of first-degree murder.
Spurlock reminds the public that under Colorado’s safe haven law, a parent can leave an infant at any fire station or hospital within three days of birth without any questions or any threat of abandonment charges as long as the baby has not been harmed.
Alaya Dotson faces first-degree murder charges. The Denver Coroner’s Office determined Amekah Dotson was suffocated on Sept. 8, the same day she was born.