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UPDATE: Highland Park Woman Accused of Tampering with Evidence in Connection with Deceased Baby

By kcora on
Highland Park

Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Chief Stephen Rizco of the Highland Park Police Department announced that a woman from Highland Park has been charged with endangering the welfare of a child and tampering with physical evidence.

 

According to officials, the 35-year-old Highland Park woman was arrested and charged with two counts of endangering the welfare of a child in the second degree, and one count of tampering with physical evidence in the fourth degree after the death of a newborn baby on Apr.16th.

 

The investigation by Detective Sean McGraw of the Highland Park Police Department, and Detective Erik Larsen of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office has determined that the woman on two occasions endangered the welfare of a child for neglecting to seek medical attention for her daughter, and also tampered with evidence where a crime was committed.  

According to authorities, the woman’s name is being withheld at this time in order to protect the identity of her juvenile daughter. 

 

The police were alerted on April 16th, that a newborn was discovered outside of a residence on Lincoln Avenue in the borough.

The infant was rushed to Robert Wood University Hospital in New Brunswick where the baby was pronounced dead.

 

The investigation is active and continuing.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective McGraw at (732) 572-3800, or Detective Larsen at (732) 745-3263.

 

As is the case with all criminal defendants, the charges against the woman are merely accusations and she is presumed innocent until proven guilty.