Infant was alive when left in the ditch; mother arrested | News
ZACHARY, LA (WAFB)- The 2-month-old baby the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office was looking for in the Zachary area Tuesday morning was found dead in a ditch in a field across the street from his home.
The child, Prince Javeion Deshaun Brown, lived in the 1200 block of East Mt Pleasant Zachary Road.
Casey Hicks with EBRSO said the mother and father got into a fight Monday morning around 8 a.m. The mom, Sabrina Maiden, 22, left the house with the child around 11 a.m., unclothed and on foot.
Hicks says a neighbor found Maiden wandering around in his yard in the 21000 block of Barsket Road, but then she started to beat the neighbor, still unclothed. The baby was not with her.
EBRSO responded to the scene and took Maiden to the hospital where she checked in as 'Jane Doe.'
The Sheriff's Office was notified by the child's father that Maiden had a missing infant at approximately 1:50 a.m. Tuesday morning.
The sheriff's office began a search of the area near the home at 3 a.m. using a helicopter, police dogs and deputies on foot.
The infant's body was found in the woods across from the home just after 9:30 a.m. Tuesday.
EBRSO says physical evidence on the scene indicated the child was left in an area of shallow water, and evidence indicates that the child was alive at the time he was abandoned.
Detectives detained both the mother and the father for questioning during the search. Detectives obtained a search warrant for the home prior to the discovery of the infant. Inside the home detectives located two handguns and 260 grams of Marijuana.
An autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday to determine the exact cause of death of the child.
The father, Willie Brown Jr., 32, also of 1250 E. Mount Pleasant Road is charged with Possession With Intent to Distribute Schedule I Narcotics and Possession of a Firearm with Controlled Dangerous Substance.
The mother, Sabrina Maiden, has been charged with first degree murder.
Anyone with additional information concerning this incident is asked to contact the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office at 225-389-5000 or Contact Crime Stoppers anonymously at (225) 344- STOP or (225) 344-7867.
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