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Oregon Woman Accused of Killing Mother-to-Be & Taking Her Baby (UPDATE)Salem-News.com
Detectives determined that the victim, a 21-year old Tigard woman, was killed by homicidal violence and her unborn male child did not survive.
(PORTLAND, Ore.) - In a bizarre and tragic, developing story, Portland Police have identified a woman whose body was found in the crawlspace of a home in the Community of Marlene Village today.
Thompson says the Washington County Sheriff’s Office has taken a female suspect into custody and charged her with murder.
Records indicate that Friday at 2:42 p.m., a 911 call was placed to the Washington County Consolidated Communications Agency to report a new born baby in distress at 13380 NW Mill Creek Drive.
Members of Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue responded to the medical call and found a man and woman in the house with a new born child who was not breathing.
"The man was performing CPR on the child at the direction of the 911 personnel. The woman, 28-year old Korena Elaine Roberts, told the rescuers that she had just delivered the child."
Thompson says rescuers observed a large amount of blood in the house and decided to quickly send the child and Ms. Roberts to St. Vincent’s Hospital.
"Doctors at the hospital were not able to revive the baby, they also discovered that Ms. Roberts had not delivered a child at anytime in the recent past," Thompson said.
"At 4:37 p.m., The Washington County Sheriff’s Office was called to respond to the hospital and gained information that led them to believe that there may be at least one injured person at the Mill Creek address."
That is when Sheriff’s deputies returned to the Mill Creek Address and entered the house looking for anyone who might be injured.
"They found a deceased 21-year-old woman in the crawlspace of the house and no other people in the house. Detectives from the Washington County Major Crimes Team were called to the scene and eventually obtained a search warrant."
Thompson says the Washington County Forensics Science Unit also responded to the scene along with the Washington County Crash Analysis Reconstruction Team.
"At about 5:45 p.m. Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Ms. Roberts and later charged her with Murder. She is being held without bail."
Detectives determined that Heather Snively was killed by homicidal violence and her unborn male child did not survive, Thompson said.
They are now waiting for the results of the autopsy to determine how the child was delivered.
Thompson says that at about 11:00 p.m. last night, Heather Snively’s boyfriend, and father of their child, reported that she was missing and she was in her third trimester of pregnancy.
Detectives were able to determine that the victim and Ms Snivley were the same person.
Thompson stresses that this is an active investigation and many of the details will not be released at this time.
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