Baby found in trash; Middleport woman charged
FRACKVILLE - A Schuylkill County woman is behind bars after an infant was found dead in a trash bag at a Schuylkill County home early Tuesday morning.
State police say Tara Lynne Paltanavage, 22, of Middleport, was taken into custody after the body of an unidentified female infant, age undetermined, was found in a trash bag at 189 Winfield Dr., Middleport.
An unidentified resident of the home discovered the body at approximately 12:30 a.m. and contacted state police.
An autopsy is to be performed on the infant, police said.
Paltanavage was arraigned before District Magisterial Judge David Plachko with charges of endangering the welfare of children, concealing the death of a child, reckless endangerment and abuse of a corpse. She was sent to Schuylkill County Prison under $250,000 bail.