A Connecticut woman and a friend are accused of fabricating a story about the death of a baby in 2001.
The Republican-American reports that Rosemary Eaton, 29, and Jesse Brown, 31, were charged with falsely reporting an incident concerning serious injury or death and two misdemeanor counts of reporting false statements.
Police said Eaton, 29, told a Waterbury social service case worker that she gave birth at an abandoned house 12 years ago and that Brown helped with the childbirth.
The case worker alerted police that Eaton said she buried the baby behind a ball field in Terryville, but police, who found no remains, said Eaton eventually admitted she made up the story.
Eaton turned herself in to Plymouth police on Feb. 14. She was charged with falsely reporting an incident and two counts of giving false statement to police.
Brown turned himself in to Bristol police at 5:45 a.m. on Feb. 15 and was transferred to the custody of the Plymouth Police Department, where he was charged with falsely reporting an incident and giving false statement to police.
The Associated Press could not find a phone number for Eaton, and Brown was held on a $40,000 bond. It's not known if they are represented by lawyers.