Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Baby's Body Found in Garbage Bag Near Middleport

A baby's body was found in a garbage bag near Middleport Tuesday morning.

A baby's body was found in a trash bag this morning in Blythe Township.  The bag was found near 189 Winfield Drive when authorities were called around 3am after a resident smelled something in the trash.

The cause remains unknown and an autopsy will be performed Wednesday.

Update from Republican Herald:
State police at Frackville arrested Tara Lynne Paltanavage, 22, of 189 Winfield Drive, Middleport. Charged with endangering the welfare of children, concealing the death of a child, recklessly endangering another person and abuse of corpse. Paltanavage was arraigned before District Magisterial Judge David Plachko and bail was set at $250,000. Paltanavage was committed to Schuylkill County Prison.

More information as it becomes available.

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