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A Louisiana mother allegedly brought her dead child to the emergency room and claimed her daughter was in a car crash — which investigators said was made up.
Jasmine Anderson, 24, is accused of bringing her 5-year-old to a hospital near Alexandria on July 17 where doctors determined she was dead upon arrival, the local police department said.
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Anderson told officials "they had been in a vehicle crash which caused injury to the child’s neck." But for hours, police couldn't find evidence of any such accident.
Jasmine Anderson, 24, was charged with second-degree murder after she allegedly brought her dead child to a hospital and claimed the two got into a car accident — which police say was a lie.
(Alexandria Police Department)
The following day, investigators found the scene but said in a news release that evidence "indicated it was not a vehicle crash as described by Anderson."
An autopsy determined that the child died from an injury to her neck.
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Anderson's other child died in April at age 4, according to NBC News. Police told the news outlet they responded to a call about a child with a bottle cap stuck in his throat. In 2016, the father of Anderon's daughter who died reportedly killed himself at the age of 20.
Anderson was charged with second-degree murder in her daughter's death.