Mother charged with murder after 11-month-old child’s body found in box in South Carolina
Breanna Lewis, 19, is now charged with murder and homicide by child abuse.
Deputies said the woman told them on May 29 a man punched her and then ripped 11-month-old Harlee Lane Lewis from her arms as she walked out to her mailbox on Jackson Road East, northeast of Chesterfield, at about 2 p.m. She said he then sped off in an SUV.
But Chesterfield County Sheriff Jay Brooks said deputies searched the area and found the body of the infant in a plastic bag hidden inside a diaper box about 1,000 yards from the home.
Sheriff Brooks said last month the 19-year-old was the primary suspect in the case and he believes she made up the abduction story.