Remains of newborn baby found beneath North Augusta home

An infant boy's body was found Saturday under the skirting of a mobile home off Frances Street. That's near the Aiken-Edgefield County line in North Augusta.

The autopsy reports came back Monday, June 26, and at time of writing they were inconclusive; investigators were still trying to figure out whether or not the baby was alive when he was born.

The call came in from Tomecca Jackson's father on Saturday afternoon around three o'clock.

Investigators say he was trying to fix the air conditioner at the home, and that's when he came across a horrific discovery.

Cpl. Robbie Harter, public information officer for the Edgefield County Sheriff's Department, tells News 12, "He [Jackson's father] was working under the house and found a black garbage bag, and opened it up and found what he thought were human remains."

Investigators say the body had been there since early April.

The coroner tells News 12 he believes the mother, 22-year-old Tomecca Jackson, had the baby at the home when no one was there. Then, when she realized the baby was not breathing, she got scared no one would believe her, so she hid the baby in a garbage bag under the house.

Jackson's bond hearing will be Tuesday, June 27.

Right now she's being held at the Edgefield County Jail on felony charges of destruction or desecration of human remains.

More charges are pending once the toxicology reports are in. Investigators tell News 12 that if it is proven through the toxicology reports that there were signs of life when the boy was born, Jackson could be indicted on manslaughter charges.

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