Dead infant found in duffel bag in Missouri pond

HIGBEE, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri woman has been arrested following the discovery of an infant’s body inside a duffel bag floating in a small pond.

A man and his girlfriend spotted and retrieved the bag Sunday while walking on private property in central Missouri’s Randolph County.

Sheriff Mark Nichols tells KMZU-FM the investigation led Monday to the arrest of a 25-year-old woman from Moberly. That’s about nine miles from the small town of Higbee, where the baby’s body was found.

The woman’s name was being withheld while charges were pending.

Nichols said based on the condition of the body, it appears the baby died in the past few days.

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