Florida Mom Drove With Daughter's Dead Body For 2 Days

Katrina Barker
August 10, 2017

"It was obvious that the 11-year-old did not die from injuries from the accident", State Police Sergeant Herby Barlow said.

Plummer told the news station he believed his estranged wife "snapped" and that she'd been "the only person I trusted with my child".

"At this time, foul play is suspected in the child's death and we believe the death occurred in Jacksonville, Florida", the sheriff's office there said.

Cops have not released the cause of death but Newsome was arrested on charges of concealing the body of her daughter, Kaye-lea Plummer.

Newsome said in a Miranda statement that she meant to take the girl to Buffalo, N.Y., where her father lived, according to the Times.

The 11-year-old child's mother, Erica Newsome of Jacksonville, Florida, lost control and wrecked the auto around 11 a.m. on Sunday, The Pocahontas Times said. "Her injuries were non-motor vehicle injuries".

The Pocahontas Times reported that a couple from New York City said they saw Newsome, 37, remove a body from the vehicle and drag it over the hill. "Something pushed her over the edge and she snapped".

According to the Pocahontas Times in West Virginia, police believe Newsome had just crossed into the state when she struck a guardrail Sunday morning.

Kaye-lea's father, Donath Plummer, lives in Buffalo.

Newsome drove some 700 miles with her daughter's body in the vehicle, and planned to drive all the way to Buffalo, New York where the girl's father lives. More arrests could be forthcoming in Florida, police said. Then she texted again to tell him they were having vehicle trouble and that they needed rest.

According to MetroNews in West Virginia, investigators were able to determine the child was killed in Jacksonville and loaded into the vehicle. "I can't imagine what she actually went through".

Barlow said if it weren't for the NY couple, they never would have gone looking for the 11-year-old girl.

'We didn't always agree on everything, but she was a great mother.

Police told him on Sunday his daughter was dead and Newsome was incarcerated, Plummer said in the interview. 'Something is very, very wrong.

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