Mother charged in death of newborn

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ (WTXF) Authorities say a Franklin Township woman has been charged in connection with the death of her newborn infant daughter.

According to police, Jade Fanz,19, has been charged with murder and related offenses in the death of her newborn infant, whose body was found February 27th on the property of her family's Proposed Avenue residence.

In addition to murder, authorities say, Fanz has been charged with unlawfully disturbing, moving or concealing human remains 2C:24-4A(2) and abuse or neglect of a child 2C:22-1A(1).

According to the complaint, Fanz caused the death of the infant girl "by applying pressure to the throat" and strangling her until she was deceased.

Police sources say Fanz went to Kennedy Hospital in Blackwood after the baby's birth for treatment after she began hemorrhaging. Investigators followed up and began searching for the baby.

Fanz has been placed in jail in default of $250,000 bail.