Ocean Shores woman, man jailed in newborn baby death

Ocean Shores woman, man jailed in newborn baby death

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Ocean Shores woman, man jailed in newborn baby death

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by KING 5 News and Associated Press

KING5.com

Posted on April 8, 2013 at 7:30 PM

Updated Monday, Apr 8 at 8:04 PM

OCEAN SHORES, Wash. - A Grays Harbor woman and her boyfriend are in custody for investigation of the death of her newborn baby in Ocean Shores.

Brittany Taylor and Patrick Parnel, both 21, were booked into the Grays Harbor county jail.

The Grays Harbor Coroner said Sunday that the newborn girl found dumped in a wooded area in Ocean Shores on Friday died as a result of skull fractures and brain injuries due to blunt force injury to the head.

According to police, a woman walking her dog spotted a rag hanging from brush and became suspicious. She looked closer and spotted the infant with obvious signs of injuries.

Police said tips from media coverage led them to the nearby Oasis Motel, where it’s believed the baby was born.  Detectives found the 21-year-old mother and her boyfriend there.

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