This is certainly a disturbing story. A young mother from Alabama is behind bars, charged with manslaughter in the death of her baby. Police stopped Jalesa Gaines, 23, in November 14, 2017 for driving with expired tags. During the traffic stop, Gaines gave officers a false identity. This prompted them to ask for consent to search her vehicle, and it was during that search that they made a gruesome discovery. The body of a newborn baby boy, who appeared to be just a few days old, was found in the trunk. The baby was wrapped in a sweater and placed in a box.
Jalesa Gaines was arrested and charged with abuse of a corpse and no child restraint. She was also charged with giving a false identity, driving without insurance, and driving with an expired tag. Gaines was uncooperative with police, and has given very little information about the dead baby in her trunk. Court documents show that the baby was born days before his body was recovered, on November 9. A cause of death hasn’t been determined, but authorities believe the child was born alive. Results of an autopsy are pending.