NC mother arrested after newborn found buried in backyard

Ashley Marie Reed

Ashley Marie Reed

FRANKLIN COUNTY, N.C. — A mother was arrested Tuesday after her newborn was found buried in her backyard on June 29.

WTVD reported that the teen mom had already made bond by Tuesday afternoon.

Ashley Marie Reed, 16, is charged with class I felony of concealing the birth of a child.

Her father called the sheriff’s office in June saying he found the body of a full-term 8.5 pound baby girl wrapped in a brown bag and buried in a shallow grave behind their house in the Fox Ridge subdivision. They said they didn’t know their daughter was pregnant.

Franklin County Sheriff Jerry Jones said a preliminary autopsy showed the newborn’s umbilical cord was cut too closely and the baby likely bled to death.

The baby’s father, 18-year-old Aaron Davis said he wishes he had spoken up about the pregnancy sooner and maybe all of this could have been prevented.

He and the young mother later named their daughter Emma. They gave her a proper burial at a funeral home in Zebulon.

Source: WTVD

18 comments

  • Bo Diddley

    Maybe some common sense classes for the parents! You daughter is at full term with an 8.5lb baby and you don’t notice anything?

  • Martinez de Pasqually

    Hardly the correct reference in the headline, not what one would hold up as an ideal to motherhood !!

  • Sad day

    Please don’t recognize this girl as a “mother”. A scared girl that gave birth maybe but not a mother. On another note… This is probably considered a late term abortion by Acorn & our liberal left is why no charges will be filed.

  • Beaufort born

    No comments calling her an animal,ghetto trash, or other degrading names. She’s just a scared “little girl”?

    • l337g33k

      Insinuating that if she was of a different ethnicity the comments would be littered with “animal, ghetto trash, etc.?” Doesn’t seem to be any remorse here for her.

    • sinner 3

      Hey Beaufort each time I go into a what a whitetrach P_O_S_ Rotten lowdown Fvckingknt she is they Moderate myasse !!

  • Bennie

    Yep she is white trash!! you go girl!! get back out there with the brothers and get knocked up again. you’ll get them checks yet!!

  • sonya

    She should have the right to ever have anymore children taken away from her that baby did not ask to be born and she cared that baby for 9 months and killed her that is worst then abortion that was just plain out murder. Having children is a privilege that should never be taken for granted. She may have been young but there was not reason to do it that way and the parents are just as much at fault for not paying attention to their daughter.

  • Ashley

    I can not believe she isn’t b charged with murder!!! Stupid girl! She chose to murder that innocent baby versus taking responsibility for her own actions! She deserves to be in prison for life

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