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Mother and Boyfriend Charged in Baby's Death

A 20-year old mother is charged with homicide and her boyfriend charged with helping to hide the body, after the body of a 14-month old girl is found by firefighters in a suitcase.

20-year old Tania (pronounced Tanya) Coleman is charged with homicide, concealing a death, tampering with evidence and abuse of a corpse.

Xavier Hollomon is facing all but the homicide charge.

Police say that during questioning Coleman admitted to being the mother of the little girl, who she identified as 14-month old Alayja Coleman.

Coroner Lyle Cook ruled that the girl died of nutritional neglect. There has been no official identification of the corpse.


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