Woman faces charges after deceased baby found under sink in Springfield home

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Savannah Marie Devlin faces charges of tampering with evidence and gross abuse of a corpse

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SPRINGFIELD TWP., Ohio (WKBN) – A woman is facing charges related to a dead baby who was found in Springfield Township last summer.

Savannah Marie Devlin faces charges of tampering with evidence and gross abuse of a corpse.

Police were called by the family that Devlin was heavily bleeding and that they believed she has having a miscarriage at the Meadowood Trailer Park on Struthers Road in June, according to a Springfield Twp. detective.

When police arrived, Devlin denied being pregnant.

At the hospital, Devlin delivered a full-term placenta and medics found a torn umbilical cord.

Police returned to the home and found the baby wrapped in towels under additional towels under the bathroom sink.

The cause of death is undetermined, but police believe that the baby was not born alive.

Devlin was indicted by a grand jury Thursday, charged with tampering with evidence and abuse of a corpse.

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