Canton Mother Faces Charges in Infant Daughter's Death
Woman faces charges amid allegations infant's death wasn't immediately reported to authorities.
Update: Charges have been dismissed in this case.
A Canton mother is facing charges after her newborn daughter was found dead in the home the woman shared with her parents, according to the Canton Observer.
Emily Dunklee, 20, could face up to 10 years in prison on charges of disinternment/mutilation of a dead body following allegations of not immediately reporting the infant's death, the report indicated.
Canton Police Detective Sgt. Dave Shreiner told the Observer police were called to a home near Palmer and Sheldon roads Oct. 14, the report indicated. Dunklee was arraigned Friday at 35th District Court, where a not-guilty plea was entered, the report indicated. She was released on a $10,000 personal bond.
According to the report, no information is available on the time period between the infant's death and police being notified.