18-Year-Old Ohio Girl Charged After Baby is Found Buried in Backyard

An Ohio teen cheerleader faces charges after the remains of a baby were found buried in her backyard.

Brooke “Skylar” Richardson, 18, of Carlisle, was charged Friday with reckless homicide in the newborn’s death, according to the Dayton Daily News.

The remains were found July 14 behind her home, which is about 40 miles north of Cincinnati, after authorities received a tip from a doctor’s office.

The Warren County Sheriff’s Office said the remains had likely been buried for 10 to 12 weeks.

Authorities initially believed the infant was stillborn, but further examination from the Warren County Coroner’s Office determined that the baby was born alive, the Dayton Daily News reported. No details have been released about the newborn’s death.

Officers returned to the Richardson’s home Thursday night to arrest the 18-year-old cheerleader. She was booked at Warren County Jail, where she was released on $15,000 bond.

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SOURCE: New York Post, Jackie Salo