Witnesses spotted a mother from Florida removing a body from the trunk of her vehicle. The body belonged to her 11-year-old daughter.
The Toronto Sun reports 37-year-old Erica Newsome has been arrested and jailed for concealing her daughter’s body. Newsome was in an accident prior to the discovery in West Virginia. Newsome left with her daughter, Kaye-lea Plummer, on Friday from Jacksonville, en route to Buffalo, New York.
Newsome left Jacksonville to visit her daughter’s father in New York. Police believe that the 11-year-old did not die from the accident on Sunday. The couple who spotted Newsome saw her drag her daughter’s body over a hill at an old logging road near an embarkment.
Here is Kaye-lea and her father during happier times:
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A neighbor who spoke with Action Jax News recalled Newsome’s behavior began to change when she removed her daughter from school a few months ago:
“Nobody really saw them after she pulled her daughter out of school,one day she was around, and the next she wasn’t.”
He even said he and his wife were not comfortable with Newsome’s behavior:
“There came a point where we became uncomfortable with letting our daughter go down there with how [Erica Newsome] was acting,”
However, he feels guilt about the entire situation:
“I believe that maybe if somebody reached out, this could’ve been prevented.”