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Mom, 27, aunt charged over dead baby at Texas gas station

January 9, 2018

This photo provided by the Hunt County Detention Center in Greenville, Texas, shows Stephanie Leanne Flynn, the mother of a weeks-old child, who was arrested after the infant's body was found Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, at a North Texas gas station. Investigators say the baby may have died at the mother's home and the corpse was moved. Hunt County jail records show Stephanie Leanne Flynn and her sister Shawn Elise Flynn, both of Greenville, were both arrested on evidence tampering charges. Bond was $50,000 apiece. (Hunt County Detention Center via AP)

GREENVILLE, Texas (AP) — Police have arrested the mother and aunt of a weeks-old baby after the infant’s body was found at a North Texas gas station.

Hunt County jail records show 27-year-old Stephanie Leanne Flynn of Greenville was being held Tuesday on an evidence tampering charge in her daughter’s death. Bond was $50,000.

Greenville police Sgt. Adam Phillips says autopsy results are pending on the baby born in November and discovered dead on Monday. Investigators say the baby may have died at the mother’s home and the corpse was moved to the gas station.

The woman’s 20-year-old sister, Shawn Elise Flynn of Greenville, also faces a tampering charge and was released Tuesday on $50,000 bond.

Phillips didn’t immediately provide the baby’s birth date.

Police had no information on attorneys representing the siblings.

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