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Student Charged in Newborn’s Death

February 6, 2002

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NEW CONCORD, Ohio (AP) _ A college student was arrested Tuesday in the death of her newborn son whose body was found in a trash bin behind her home.

Jennifer Bryant, 21, of Frankfort, was charged with involuntary manslaughter, child endangering and abuse of a corpse, the Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office said. She was being held in the county jail.

The baby, wrapped in a blanket, was discovered about Monday night in a bin behind the woman’s home across the street from Muskingum College, Detective Lt. Steve Welker said. An autopsy was planned.

Detectives who searched the home said they found evidence Bryant gave birth to the child inside.

New Concord is about 65 miles east of Columbus.

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