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6-month-old found in SC landfill, mother charged

Posted November 29, 2018 1:20 p.m. EST
Updated November 29, 2018 1:21 p.m. EST

— The body of a 6-month-old was found Thursday morning in a Greenville County, S.C., landfill, and his mother is charged in the death, authorities said.

The news came shortly after the search for the infant's body was found at about 10 a.m.

Authorities said the baby's mother, Vernita Lashon Jones, 25, from Clewiston, Fla., is charged with homicide by child abuse.

Vernita Lashon Jones, 25

The investigation began over Thanksgiving weekend, authorities said, that's when police got information that the child's body may have been put in the dumpster.

Jones was being held in the Edgefield County Detention Center.