Mom carries her dead baby around for a day & even the police doesn't notice

Kayelisa Martin, a young mother who must have been delirious, killed her 14-month-old baby and then carried him around for a day without anybody noticing. She even took the body to a police station in Canton, Ohio, where she filled out an accident report and not a single cop realized the baby was dead.

How is that even possible?


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According to local news reports, Martin had been in a car accident and had talked to police and paramedics at the scene while carrying her dead baby's body. It's unfathomable to me that nobody bothered to check on the baby after the crash, but apparently that's exactly how it went down. 

Later on, Martin went to the police station to provide a statement about her accident while carrying a swaddled Omoyele Gonzalez in her arms and nobody figure it out. While I'll be the first one to admit that it's probably hard to tell the difference between a sleeping newborn and a dead one if he's wrapped up in a blanket, we're not talking about a newborn here, but rather a toddler.

It wasn't until hours later when the boy's grandparents--Martin's parents--found his tiny body in bed that someone finally realized he was dead. And, as if that weren't tragic enough, Martin's parents soon found out their daughter was also dead. The 20-year-old had committed suicide by stepping in front of a moving tractor trailer. 

Police now "believe that this baby died from probable smothering at the hands of his mother, Kayelisa Martin," according to the county coroner.

My heart breaks for Omoyele, the poor, little angel who had no way of defending himself from his own--obviously very disturbed--mother and also for the grandparents who not only have to grieve the death of their little grandson, but also that of their young daughter.

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Topics: murder  baby