Florida Mom Arrested After Driving to West Virginia With Daughter’s Body

This Aug. 7, 2017 photo made available by the West Virginia Regional Jail & Correctional Facility Authority, shows Erica Newsome under arrest. (West Virginia Regional Jail & Correctional Facility Authority via AP)

A Florida woman drove for two days with her dead 11-year-old daughter in her truck before hitting a guard rail in West Virginia, where witnesses then saw her dragging the body into the woods, officials said.

Authorities say Erica Newsome, has been jailed on charges of concealing the body of her daughter, Kaye-lea Plummer.

A criminal complaint filed in Pocahontas County obtained by FOX 11 said Newsome spoke with an officer at the scene and said she was abusive to her daughter and killed her.

Newsome told authorities after Sunday’s crash they left Jacksonville on Friday to drive to the home of the girl’s father in Buffalo, New York, The Pocahontas Times reported.

State Police Sgt. Herby Barlow told the newspaper it was obvious the girl did not die from injuries in the accident.

Barlow said a couple traveling on the same highway reported seeing Newsome remove a body from her vehicle and drag it over a hill. They were found on an old logging road about 150 feet beyond an embankment, he said.

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SOURCE: Fox News