Mother accused of killing first baby ‘could not recall’ second baby’s whereabouts

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Melissa Mitin

LANSING, Mich. — A woman accused of murdering her newborn baby was pregnant again when she was arrested last year — with a baby boy who is now missing.

Melissa Mitin, 25, was charged in May 2014 for murdering her baby girl by putting the child face-down in a trashcan shortly after giving birth, according to the Lansing State Journal.

A few months later, Mitin was pregnant again. She hid the pregnancy until giving birth in December 2014.

Mitin was out of jail on a $5,000 bond at the time and attending school for her master’s degree.

An examination Tuesday revealed she had given birth about three weeks ago. Authorities do not know who the father is or the whereabouts of the child.

After giving birth, Mitin told the court she “could not recall” where the infant was.

It was reported that Mitin’s parents oppose premarital sex, so authorities believe the young mother killed her first baby to conceal the incident.

Mitin’s bond has been revoked and she was placed back in jail.

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