By The Associated Press
JACKSON – A 41-year-old Flora woman has been arrested and charged with the death of a newborn baby found in a suitcase in late June.
Madison County Sheriff Toby Trowbridge said Sheila Ealey turned herself in to authorities Friday night.
The baby’s body was found behind the Smith Chapel Missionary Baptist Church near Flora.
An autopsy has been performed on the body, and Trowbridge said DNA testing will confirm whether Ealey is the mother.
Ealey was being held without bond at the Madison County Detention Center and was scheduled for a court appearance on Tuesday.