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Woman charged with killing newborn and dumping the body in Kohl’s bathroom trash can

By Mason White 10:45 AM August 16, 2013
Jessica Price 

By: Debbi Gross
(Scroll down for video) A janitor at a Kohl’s department store made a horrific discovery while changing the garbage bags in the bathroom.

The employee found a newborn baby in the trash can and called police.

Police and emergency workers arrived at the scene, but the baby could not be saved and was pronounced dead at the scene.
After an investigation, police discovered that the baby’s mother was an employee at the store. She left work for two hours and later returned to find police officers waiting for her.

The mother, Jessica Price, 29, of Louisville, Kentucky, has been arrested and charged with murder after she gave birth to a baby girl in the Kohl’s department store bathroom and then threw the body into the trash can, police said.

According to the police report, the baby appeared to be full term and healthy, but died as a result “of an intentional act.”
Police have not revealed how they discovered that the baby belonged to Price, but she ended up admitting to police that she hid her pregnancy from co-workers and then got rid of the baby.

Price was arrested Wednesday and was charged with murder, tampering with evidence and abuse of a corpse. She is currently being held at Louisville Metro Department of Corrections in lieu of $100,000 full cash bond.WDRB 41 Louisville News