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Hearing waived for mother of 'Baby Willow'

Susan Richardson, 30, faces charge of child neglect

ORLANDO, Fla. – A Thursday hearing for the Orlando mother of a missing newborn was waived, jail officials said.

No reason was given for the cancelation, and it's not known if it will be rescheduled.

Investigators say Susan Richardson, 30, gave birth last month at The Willow Bend Apartments in Orlando and abandoned the baby. Richardson entered a plea of not guilty on Feb. 19, according to court documents.

Police began searching for the infant after discovering evidence of a birth in the complex's parking lot. Investigators have examined dumpsters at the complex, drained a nearby pond and sent cameras through an underground pipeline, but there's been no sign of the infant. 

Detectives say Richardson admitted to dropping the baby off at a doorstep inside the complex but will not say which unit.

Richardson is charged with child neglect and abandonment. She is currently being held on a $50,000 bond. 

Her next court appearance is scheduled for June 8.

 


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