Teen mom charged in newborn daughter’s death, admits to smothering baby with towel

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MUSKEGON, Mich. -- A 17-year-old was arraigned Wednesday morning, charged with killing her newborn daughter.

Authorities detailed an interview with Jessica Lynn Brewster following the discovery of her dead newborn. She admitted to giving birth to the child on Oct. 15.

The birth happened around 4 a.m. in the bathroom of her mother’s home. Brewster then covered the baby’s face with a towel as it began to cry, fearing someone would hear her. Brewster told police she covered the baby’s face for a short time until the baby was dead, watching the baby's hand open and close.

According to FOX17, Brewster told police that the next day she wrapped the baby in a towel, took the baby to a local senior living center and buried it. Brewster’s grandmother lives at the complex, according to neighbors.

The baby girl’s body was discovered by employees of the center on Nov. 10. Police took Brewster into custody later that evening.

A judge denied bond during Wednesday's arraignment.