SACRAMENTO - A Sacramento woman was arrested Tuesday nightin connection with the death of her infant child nearly three months earlier.
According to Sacramento County Sheriff's Sergeant JasonRamos, deputies conducted a welfare check on a possible newborn child at a residence on the 3800 block of Wildrose Way on Jan. 25, following information received from Mercy General Hospital staff members.
Mercy General staff had informed deputies that24-year-old Courtney Addington had been admitted earlier that day with "complications from excessive bleeding."An ensuing medical examination revealed Addington had recently given birth, despite her insistence to the contrary, Ramos said.
Deputies then conducted a search at Addington's apartment where they discovered a deceased infant child concealed in a trash bag underneath a bed in one of the rooms, said Ramos.
Detectives from the Sheriff's Child Abuse Bureau were notified, and immediately launched an investigation into the incident. After several months, the result of the investigation and associated evidence led to a warrant being issued for Addington's arrest, said Ramos.
Addington was located and arrested at a Sacramento County property at 8:45 p.m. Tuesday. She was booked into the Sacramento County Main Jail where she was being held without bail.