Dad Arrested After Autopsy Reveals Newborn Found In Duffel Bag In The Woods Died Of Blunt-Force Trauma

After investigators found the body, her father ran.

A Georgia father was charged in the death of a 2-week-old infant girl whose remains were found abandoned in the woods after she was killed by blunt force head trauma, The Rockdale Citizen reported.

Newton County Coroner ruled infant Caliyah McNabb’s death a homicide.

The infant girl was reported missing by her parents Chris McNabb and Courtney Bell on Saturday morning. The parents told police that Caliyah was fed at 5 a.m., at which point the couple went back to sleep. 

When the parents woke back up at 10 a.m., they said they found that the infant girl was missing.

The Newton County’s Sheriff’s Office searched through a park on Saturday and Sunday, eventually discovering the child’s body wrapped in cloth inside a duffel bag that was hidden under a log in the woods.

At this discovery, Chris McNabb jumped out of a car and ran away. A food store clerk later called police and told them that he was walking around telling everyone at the store that he did not kill his daughter.

He was arrested at the store for violating his probation. Later, he was charged with malice murder, felony murder, aggravated battery and concealing a death.

McNabb had previously been arrested on burglary and probation violation charges.

[Image: Newton County]

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