SACRAMENTO - A Sacramento woman was arrested Tuesday night in connection with the death of her infant child nearly three months earlier.
According to Sacramento County Sheriff's Sergeant Jason Ramos, deputies conducted a welfare check on a possible newborn child at a residence on the 3800 block of Wildrose Way on Jan. 25, following information received from Mercy General Hospital staff members.
Mercy General staff had informed deputies that 24-year-old Courtney Addington had been admitted earlier that day with "complications from excessive bleeding." An ensuing medical examination revealed Addington had recently given birth, despite her insistence to the contrary, Ramos said.
Deputies then conducted a search at Addington's apartment where they discovered a deceased infant child concealed in a trash bag underneath a bed in one of the rooms, said Ramos.