Homicide

Mom of dead newborn found at Detroit-area recycling center due in court

  • Angela Alexie is arraigned in court in Eastpointe, Mich., on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. Alexie, whose newborn baby was found dead at a Detroit-area recycling center after she gave birth in a garage, was charged Wednesday with murder and child abuse. Investigators say the 24-year-old Alexie disclosed that she gave birth alone in a garage in Eastpointe on Dec. 22, and the baby was left there to die a few days later. The body ended up at a recycling center in nearby Roseville where workers discovered it on Jan. 14. (AP Photo/The Detroit News, David Coates)

    Angela Alexie is arraigned in court in Eastpointe, Mich., on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. Alexie, whose newborn baby was found dead at a Detroit-area recycling center after she gave birth in a garage, was charged Wednesday with murder and child abuse. Investigators say the 24-year-old Alexie disclosed that she gave birth alone in a garage in Eastpointe on Dec. 22, and the baby was left there to die a few days later. The body ended up at a recycling center in nearby Roseville where workers discovered it on Jan. 14. (AP Photo/The Detroit News, David Coates)  (The Associated Press)

  • This photo provided by the  Roseville, Mich. Police Dept., shows Angela Alexie. Alexie, 24,  whose newborn baby was found dead at a Detroit-area recycling center weeks after she gave birth alone in an unheated garage was charged Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015 with murder and child abuse.  She told investigators that she gave birth in a garage in Eastpointe on Dec. 22, behind a home where she was living temporarily, Roseville Police Chief James Berlin said. The baby lived just a few days. (AP Photo/ Roseville, Mich. Police Department)

    This photo provided by the Roseville, Mich. Police Dept., shows Angela Alexie. Alexie, 24, whose newborn baby was found dead at a Detroit-area recycling center weeks after she gave birth alone in an unheated garage was charged Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015 with murder and child abuse. She told investigators that she gave birth in a garage in Eastpointe on Dec. 22, behind a home where she was living temporarily, Roseville Police Chief James Berlin said. The baby lived just a few days. (AP Photo/ Roseville, Mich. Police Department)  (The Associated Press)

A judge says a woman whose newborn baby was found dead at a Detroit-area recycling center is expected to appear in court.

The woman's name hasn't been released. Eastpointe District Judge Carl Gerds says he expects to handle the mother's arraignment early Wednesday afternoon.

Police believe the boy was born around Dec. 22 and died two days later. Police say the body was left in a shed in Eastpointe and somehow ended up at a recycling center nearby in Roseville on Jan. 14.

Investigators initially believed the baby might be a missing child from the Lansing area, but tests ruled that out.