- Associated Press - Friday, March 11, 2016

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - A Mobile woman who turned herself in after police found her infant’s corpse buried in her backyard now faces an additional charge related to the case.

Media outlets report 31-year-old Ashley Wilkins was arrested Thursday after a toxicology report and autopsy of the corpse found in her backyard revealed the presence of chemical substances in the infant’s bloodstream. Mobile Police spokesman Terence Perkins says police couldn’t reveal what kind of substances were found, but a representative from the Mobile County District Attorney’s office tweeted that the substance was cocaine.

Wilkins has been charged with chemical endangerment to a child.

Wilkins originally turned herself in to police in October and was charged with corpse abuse. Police say Wilkins gave birth to the baby at her home, then buried the baby in the backyard.

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