Woman charged in death of newborn found in Redford desk

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy has announced charges against a mom they say gave birth to a baby boy and then put him inside a bag, causing his death.

The Wayne County Prosecutor announced charges Friday against 25-year-old Kimberly Pappas in relation to a newborn boy found dead inside a desk drawer in March. 

The press release says Pappas gave birth to the boy in the bathroom of Ceva Logistics. Worthy said she then put the boy inside a plastic bag and then inside a tote bag near her desk. 

The autopsy results released Thursday showed the boy was born alive and died from asphyxiation.

Redford police were called to Ceva Logistics on the morning of March 31 where they made the gruesome discovery. 

Coworkers said they didn't know the woman was pregnant and said they heard moaning coming from the bathroom. When someone checked the bathroom, they found blood all over the stall but they could not figure out why. They rushed back to the office to see if everyone working was okay and only one person did not respond: a 26-year-old mother from Wyandotte.

Police arrived and said they found blood on her clothes and then searched the cubicle and made the horrific discovery.

Pappas is being charged with felony murder, premeditated murder, and child abuse. She was arraigned Friday and will be back in court on June 8.

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