Authorities: Baby missing since 2014 likely left in dumpster - WNEM TV 5

Authorities: Baby missing since 2014 likely left in dumpster

Posted: Updated:

Authorities say they believe a Lansing-area woman whose baby boy is missing and presumed dead left the child in a dumpster in late 2014 while free on bond after being charged in the 2013 death of her baby daughter.

The Lansing State Journal says details of how authorities believe 26-year-old Melissa Mitin of Okemos disposed of the boy's body were revealed in a recent motion from prosecutors.

The Associated Press sent a message seeking comment from defense lawyer Frank Reynolds.

Prosecutors say Mitin killed her newborn daughter in 2013 by putting her face-down into a wastebasket while she and her family were staying at a friend's home.

She was charged in that death in May 2014. Mitin's bond was revoked in 2015 after authorities learned of the second birth.

Copyright 2016 Associated Press. All rights reserved.

Powered by Frankly
Powered by WorldNow CNN
All content © 2018, WNEM; Saginaw, MI. (A Meredith Corporation Station) . All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.