Mom who slit her baby's throat and buried him in her front yard hands herself into police 30 years later | The Sun
THE MOM who “slit her baby’s throat and buried him in her front yard” 30 years ago has turned herself in to the authorities.
The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation said Friday Meaonia Michelle Allen, 53, had given herself up to a special agent in Hugo, Oklahoma.
Allen had an outstanding warrant for one count of first degree murder with deliberate intent.
A special agent who was working on the “baby doe” case started working with the Cold Case Unit, which included criminologists as part of the agency’s forensic science center.
The baby’s DNA sample was sent to Parabon Nanolabs in Reston, Virginia.
Further DNA testing in June resulted in the identification of Allen as the dead baby boy’s mom.
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In a follow-up interview with law enforcement officials, Allen she admitted being the mom.
Allen submitted DNA samples during a June 15 interview with a special agent, so it could be determined “if she was the biological mother of Baby Doe”.
Shortly after her DNA was submitted, Allen confessed to being the biological mom of "Baby Doe" and "cutting the baby’s throat shortly after his birth," according to the agency.
The director of the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation Ricky Adams said the baby’s killer can now be held accountable.
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"The synergy between our agents and criminalists to solve cold cases, especially those with an unidentified victim, is to be applauded," Adams said. "Identifying the use of genetic genealogy as a tool and the work of Parabon and our internal genealogy specialist provided significant leads in this disturbing case. Baby Doe can now be properly laid to rest and his killer will be held accountable."
“Baby Doe” was found dead on December 8, 1993, according to the agency, by someone who found the child in their front yard.
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An autopsy was carried out and the medical examiner said the baby was born alive and killed "as a result of his throat being slashed."
According to the law enforcement agency, Allen worked at a daycare and allegedly didn't tell other people that she was pregnant.
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