Marion County Authorities Find Infant Remains, 1 Suspect In Cust - WHLT 22 Connecting the Pine Belt

Marion County Authorities Find Infant Remains, 1 Suspect In Custody

Posted: Updated:
Sasha Stokes Sasha Stokes

MARION COUNTY, Miss. - The Marion County Sheriff's Department is investigating the murder of an infant. The suspect in custody is believed to be the mother of the child.

Sheriff Berkley Hall says they received an anonymous call just before lunch time Tuesday that the remains of an infant would be inside a trash barrel at a house on Arthur B. Johnson Lane. 

"We did in fact see what seems to be human remains," Hall said.

The suspect in custody is 26-year-old Sasha Stokes.

"Right now she is charged with murder," Hall said.

Investigators believe that Stokes was the mother of the infant. Neighbors that knew her say they are shocked.

"I couldn't believe she done something like that," Richard Lewis, a neighbor. "I went to school with her."

"A child that never had a chance to do anything," Carlos Stepney, a neighbor. "It's a tragedy to the neighborhood, that's shocking to everybody around here."

Sheriff Hall said this is one of the saddest cases they've investigated all year.

"It's very emotional to work stuff like this," he said.

He said the cause of death has not been determined yet. The body has been sent off for an autopsy and they are waiting for the preliminary reports.

"That's going to tell a lot about the child and what actually was the cause of death," he said.

A motive has not been given.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • HPD Searching for Daniell Motors Vehicle

    HPD Searching for Daniell Motors Vehicle

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 9:03 PM EDT2014-07-31 01:03:50 GMT
    HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Hattiesburg Police are investigating a missing a car from a Daniell Motors car dealership.A brand new2012 Ford Escape was stolen from the lot Monday night.The the owners of Daniell Motors say the car was deliveredthat same dayand mysteriously left the lot shortly after. If you have any information on the missing vehicle please contact the Hattiesburg Police Department.
    HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Hattiesburg Police are investigating a missing a car from a Daniell Motors car dealership.A brand new2012 Ford Escape was stolen from the lot Monday night.The the owners of Daniell Motors say the car was deliveredthat same dayand mysteriously left the lot shortly after. If you have any information on the missing vehicle please contact the Hattiesburg Police Department.
  • Republican leaders: NC budget raises teacher pay $3,500

    Republican leaders: NC budget raises teacher pay $3,500

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 6:28 PM EDT2014-07-29 22:28:59 GMT
    Republican Leaders announced Tuesday they have reached a budget deal, one that includes 7 percent raises for teachers and preserves teacher assistants.
    Republican Leaders announced Tuesday they have reached a budget deal, one that includes 7 percent raises for teachers and preserves teacher assistants.
  • Clarke County Woman Struck by Lightning

    Clarke County Woman Struck by Lightning

    Sunday, July 13 2014 4:45 PM EDT2014-07-13 20:45:12 GMT
    23-year-old Shannon Mosley struck by lightning23-year-old Shannon Mosley struck by lightning
    A 23-year-old woman who was struck by lightning while riding her horse in Clarke County is still fighting for her life.Emergency Response Manager Eddie Ivy tells News Channel 12 it happened around 4:30 p.m. Friday afternoon in Quitman.The victim, Shannon Mosley, was airlifted from a local hospital to Forest General in Hattiesburg. Mosley was then taken to the burn center at CMMC here in Jackson.The 23-year old is stil...
    A 23-year-old woman who was struck by lightning while riding her horse in Clarke County is still fighting for her life.Emergency Response Manager Eddie Ivy tells News Channel 12 it happened around 4:30 p.m. Friday afternoon in Quitman.The victim, Shannon Mosley, was airlifted from a local hospital to Forest General in Hattiesburg. Mosley was then taken to the burn center at CMMC here in Jackson.The 23-year old is stil...
Powered by WorldNow

5912 Hwy. 49, Ste. A
Hattiesburg, MS 39401

Telephone: 601.545.2077
Fax: 601.545.3589
Email: newsroom@whlt.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.