Woman who left her dead newborn twins in a suitcase at a roadside in Arkansas meets her fate
Desperation is a very heavy emotion to experience and can take a toll on a person, especially one who doesn't possess a thick skin to handle such feelings.
A woman, who goes by the name of Keysheonna Reed, was recently arrested and accused of abandoning two dead infants on the side of the road on February 16, 2018.
It all happened in Wynne, Arkansas. A passerby, whose identity is yet to be revealed, was walking along the road when he noticed the abandoned suitcase, as reported by Fox News.
As soon as the passerby realized what was inside the suitcase, he immediately reached for his phone and called the police. A team of police officers didn't take long to arrive at the scene.
Cross Co. AK Sheriff’s have arrested and charged Keysheonna Reed with 2 counts of abuse of a corpse. 2 newborns were found in a suitcase found in a ditch last month. pic.twitter.com/LEIFeQmcV0— Travis Sattiewhite (@Sattiewhite) March 22, 2018
The bodies of the babies were taken to the nearest hospital to be examined. It was later determined by the Arkansas State Crime Lab that the children had been born dead.
According to WREG, the twins, a boy and a girl, were approximately 32 to 34 weeks old, which means that they were born prematurely. Lillie Sanders, Reed's grandmother, confessed that no one knew she was pregnant.
She added that if she had known that her granddaughter was expecting, she would have encouraged her to go to a doctor a soon as possible instead of letting the tragedy happen.
HUGE UPDATE: Keysheonna Reed, 24, was arrested and charged with two counts of abuse of a corpse. https://t.co/jAK7nOMPNe— Jessica Holley (@Jessica_Holley) March 22, 2018
As reported by WREG, Marissa Toliver, a friend of Reed, and with whom she attended high school, suggested that she was probably too scared to have the twins considering that she already had three children.
Sanders asked people not to jump to conclusions and not judge Reed for her actions. The grandmother said that the 24-year-old was a loving mother to her children and that everybody made mistakes.
Reed his now under the custody of the proper authorities but, so far, no bond amount has been set, as confirmed by the Cross County Sheriff's Office,