Woman arrested on murder and neglect charges after giving birth in Manchester dorm room


Mug shot of Mikayla Munn

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NORTH MANCHESTER, Ind. – A woman was arrested on murder and neglect charges after she gave birth to a baby in a dorm room bathtub and the baby died.

Police received a 911 call from Mikayla Munn, 21, of Elkhart, on March 8 around 11:28 p.m. When first responders arrived at Munn’s Manchester University dorm room, they found Munn had given birth to a baby boy in a bath tub.

The infant was not breathing, and they were both transported by ambulance to a local hospital. The infant was pronounced dead at the hospital. Munn was treated for the after effects of child birth and released.

Due to inconsistent information, as it related to the evidence, detectives from the North Manchester Police Department and the Indiana State Police started an investigation into the death of the infant boy.

During the investigation, detectives developed enough probable cause for an arrest warrant to be issued for Munn. The warrant alleged criminal charges for murder of the infant boy and neglect of a dependent resulting in death.

Munn was arrested today around 12:45 p.m. and transported to the Wabash County Jail.

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