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Woman drove around with newborn's corpse, police say

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WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) - A Pennsylvania woman who police say drove around with her newborn daughter's body has been jailed on abuse of a corpse and other charges.

Old Lycoming Township police say 37-year-old Chesney Anne Wheeler gave birth at home near Williamsport on April 12, then kept the child's body in a cardboard box in her car until it was found the next day outside a hospital.

Police say Wheeler told them she drove to an out-of-town hospital because she feared doctors would find out she had used crack cocaine and heroin the night before her daughter was born 2 ½ months premature.

Police say an autopsy couldn't determine if the baby was born alive.

Online court records don't list an attorney for Wheeler. She remained jailed Wednesday and faces a May 10 preliminary hearing.

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