A woman has been charged in connection with the death of a baby who was found this week inside a trash bag outside a Clay County apartment building.
Amber L. Bowling, 21, of Manchester is being held in the Clay County jail on a murder charge, according to the jail website.
Bowling told police she gave birth on Sunday and put the crying baby in a trash bag before throwing the bag over an upstairs banister at the apartment complex, according to her arrest citation.
Police were called Tuesday after a resident of the apartment complex spotted the bag.
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A preliminary autopsy report showed the baby died of blunt force trauma to the head and chest, Clay County Coroner Danny Finley said Wednesday.
Finley said the temperature was in the mid-20s when he got to the scene. The baby apparently had been outside in the bag for several hours, he said.