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A mother has admitted that she hid her baby son's dead body in the walls of her home, after she took his remains along in a move from another house, according to police reports.
Kylie Wilt told authorities that her 1-year-old baby had been dead and hidden since February 2021, police said.
The 25-year-old told cops that she had placed her baby's body in a crate and cut a hole in the wall of her Charleroi home before filling the drywall and painting over it.
Investigators said that child services came to her home last week to ask where her baby was, officials told WPXI.
The woman, from Pennsylvania, reportedly alleged the baby was in North Carolina being watched by someone else.
But then she changed her story, telling child services that her 5-month-old baby had died in February of sudden infant death syndrome [SIDS] at the couple’s former residence, New York Post reports.
The child protection services had been investigating Wilt's baby for months after he was born with THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, in his system.
Once the baby died, she told police she became nervous.
After she, her boyfriend, and her three other children moved to another home three roads away, Wilt took the baby's body with them.
The mother claims she hid the baby because she didn't have enough money for a funeral.
Her son's cause of death is underway.
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Former neighbour Robin Stasicha told KDKA that she had heard the baby crying "all the time" before the family moved.
"And all of a sudden, it didn’t one day and didn’t see them bringing him in and out and didn’t figure this is what happened," Stasicha said.
The neighbour claimed that she had asked her property manager about the baby, who told her the child had died.
Stasicha said: "I was thinking, I’m here all the time.
"I never saw an ambulance. Wouldn’t you call 911 if your baby wasn’t responding to you?"
Wilt is now facing charges of concealing the death of a child, abuse of a corpse, welfare fraud, obstruction of justice and tampering with evidence.
The baby’s father, Alan Hollis, is also facing charges of obstructing the administration of law or other governmental functions.
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