Infant left in plastic bag survived 3 days, police say

By Maggie Gilroy

Aug 9, 2017 | Uncategorized

An 8-month-old girl stuffed in a plastic trash bag and abandoned behind a home here was left for 72 hours before she was found, authorities said Wednesday.

Her 17-year-old mother, Harriette M. Hoyt of Sayre, Pa., was arrested late Tuesday and charged with second-degree attempted murder. She remained Wednesday in Chemung County Jail in Elmira after an arraignment in Elmira City Court; her next court appearance is Monday.

Elmira, a city of about 30,000 in an area of upstate New York called the Southern Tier, is less than 10 miles from the Pennsylvania border. Sayre is about 20 miles southeast via Interstate 86.

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