In a disturbing case that resembles the infamous Casey Anthony saga , police have charged a South Carolina mother for murder after she lied about her infant daughter's kidnapping hours before she was found dead, RadarOnline.com can report.
According to the Chesterfield County Sheriff's Office, 19-year-old Breanna Lewis initially told detectives last month that a man had assaulted her and then kidnapped her 11-month-old daughter, Harlee. But officials say the black eye that was visible in her mugshot was caused by a car accident she was involved in a week prior to her daughter's death.
Tragically, on May 29, the baby's body was discovered inside a diaper box a half a mile away from Breanna's Chesterfield home.
After admitting to fabricating the kidnapping story, Lewis was initially charged with filing a false police report and improper disposal of human remains.
Though it remains unclear exactly how Harlee died, an arrest warrant alleged Lewis had "inflicted injuries about the body of her 11-month old daughter that were non-accidental."
Sheriff Jay Brooks told Radar that Harlee "seemed small for an 11-month-old."
Full results of the autopsy have not yet been completed.
A bond hearing concerning the homicide charges against Lewis is scheduled for today.
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