The 19 year old mother of a dead fetus discovered in a trash can at Lancaster’s McCaskey East is charged by police. Lancaster Police allege that after giving birth in a McCaskey East HS bathroom, Cherlie LaFleur, attempted to flush the newborn down the toilet. When that didn’t work, she disposed of the fetus in the bathroom trash can in an attempt to conceal the death of the infant. Investigators say concealment of a child death can take place whether the child was born dead or alive.
LaFleur was arraigned Wednesday evening on count of Concealing the Death of a Child. She was taken to Lancaster County Prison. Her bail has been set at one million dollars. Police say their investigation continues.