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Sacramento, Calif.- On April 16, 2013, Sheriff’s Child Abuse detectives arrested a woman in connection with the death of her infant child nearly three months earlier.

Courtney Addington, 24, was taken into custody at approximately 8:45 p.m. yesterday evening, at a residence in Sacramento County. She was booked into the Sacramento County Main Jail on a charge of murder, and is being held without bail.

On the evening of January 25, 2013, Sheriff’s deputies responded to the 3800 block of Wildrose Way in Sacramento to conduct a welfare check for a possible newborn child at that location. Deputies were advised by medical staff at Mercy General Hospital that Addington had been admitted earlier that day with complications from excessive bleeding. An examination of Addington showed evidence that she had recently given birth; however, Addington denied this contention by medical staff.

Deputies conducted a search of Addington’s residence, and discovered a newborn child in a trash bag underneath a bed in one of the rooms. The infant was deceased upon deputies’ arrival. Detectives from the Sheriff’s Child Abuse Bureau were notified, and immediately began an investigation into the incident. After several months, the result of the investigation and associated evidence led to a warrant being issued for Addington’s arrest.