Ky. mom charged for putting dead newborn in store’s trash can

Ky. mom charged for putting dead newborn in store's trash can (Image 1)
Ky. mom charged for putting dead newborn in store's trash can (Image 1)

A Kentucky mother faces charges for killing her newborn and stuffing the baby's body inside a department store's bathroom trash can.

A Kohl's store employee discovered the baby girl's body Wednesday.

“The baby was discovered when they went in to change the trash the person that works at Kohl's went to switch the garbage from one can to another and that's when he discovered the baby inside the bag,” Lt. Todd Kessinger said.    

Mother, Jessica Price, who is also a Kohl's employee, gave birth at the store.

Police said Price left work for two hours after giving birth before returning to the store to finish her shift.

The 29-year-old woman hid her pregnancy, police said.

Price is charged with murder among other charges. The baby's cause of death was not immediately known.

Price is expected in court on August 26.

*WHAS-TV contributed to this report.

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