Autopsy results point to stillborn death in Elma area case


Autopsy results released today for a baby girl found dead at a home near Elma Tuesday show no obvious signs of trauma, but do show evidence that the child was stillborn, according to the Grays Harbor Sheriff’s Office.

The case is still under investigation and additional tests will be preformed, said the Sheriff’s Office, which discovered the deceased infant.

At about 2:45 p.m. on Tuesday, 911 dispatchers received a call from a home on Newman Creek Road. The caller said her 37-year-old sister was possibly having a miscarriage. An aid car responded and took the female to Capital Medical Center.

Just after 5 p.m., Capital Medical Center relayed information to the dispatch center that the woman showed signs that she had already given birth within the past 24 hours. Deputies and detectives responded to the residence and the hospital.

The investigators eventually learned from the female that she had given birth at her home on Newman Creek Road early Monday morning.

The woman reported that the child was stillborn and she was afraid to report it to 911. Detectives located the baby girl inside the home.