Elkhart woman charged with murder in newborn boy's death weighed abortion

NORTH MANCHESTER, Ind. (AP) — A court document says a former Manchester University student charged with murder and neglect in the death of her newborn son had searched online for methods to have a home abortion.

A probable cause affidavit filed this week in Wabash Circuit Court says 21-year-old Mikayla Munn of Elkhart searched for home abortion methods in February. It says she discovered in mid-2015 she was pregnant despite her statements to police she was unaware of her pregnancy when she gave birth March 8.

Police say first responders called to Munn’s dormitory room March 8 found the woman and the infant in a bathtub and the child wasn’t breathing. He was later pronounced dead.

Munn was arrested Monday at her home in Elkhart. She is being held in the Wabash County Jail.

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