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Ocean Shores Man And Woman Jailed After Baby Found Dead

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MONTESANO, Wash. (AP) - An Ocean Shores couple accused of killing a newborn baby are jailed for investigation of assault and manslaughter.
    
Brittany Taylor and Patrick Parnel appeared in court Monday in Montesano where bail was set at $250,000.
    
KOMO reports the two 21-year-olds will be back in Grays Harbor County Superior Court on Wednesday to face possible charges.
    
Court documents say they didn't want anyone to know of the birth so they went to an Ocean Shores motel where the baby was born last Wednesday. They are accused of killing the baby girl and leaving it in a wooded area a few miles away were it was found Friday by a woman walking her dog.
    
The coroner said the baby died from head trauma.

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OCEAN SHORES, Wash. (AP) - A 21-year-old Grays Harbor woman and her boyfriend are in custody for investigation of the death of her newborn baby in Ocean Shores.
    
An autopsy Sunday found the baby died of skull fractures and brain injuries. Deputy Coroner Lane Youmans told KOMO the death was a homicide.
    
The body was found in an empty lot Friday evening by a woman walking her dog.
    
Tips led police to the mother and her boyfriend at the Oasis Motel in Ocean Shores, where they believe the baby was born.
    
KXRO reports both were booked into the Grays Harbor County Jail.

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