ERIE, Pa. (KDKA/AP) – The body of a baby was found in a suitcase on a street in Erie Tuesday afternoon.
According to an Associated Press report, firefighters discovered the baby while responding to an unrelated fire.
The suitcase was wrapped in a blanket and firefighters were drawn to it because of a strong odor.
According to CBS Affiliate WSEE in Erie, the child has been identified as 14-month-old Alayja Coleman .
The child’s mother, 20-year-old Tania Coleman, has been arrested in connection with her death. She is now being lodged in the Erie County Jail on $15,000 bond.
An autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday.
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