Hub-city parents behind bars after infant found dead, investigation continues


HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Two parents are behind bars in connection to the death of their infant.

Police said the infant was found dead inside an apartment unit at the Rus-tique Apartments on 40th Avenue at 7:40 a.m. Monday morning.

According to Lt. Jon Traxler from the Hattiesburg Police Department Martina Fillingane, 40, and Robert Ashcraft, 40, were arrested and charged with felony neglect of a child.

He said, "Upon arrival police found a deceased infant."

Lt. Traxler said the infant's body was being sent to the state crime lab in Jackson for an autopsy.

The investigation is still ongoing.

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