Parents are charged with murder after their sixmonthold baby girl was found dead in crawl space

Parents are charged with murder after their sixmonthold baby girl was found dead in crawl space

The parents of a six-month-old girl found dead in a storage container in a crawl space in their Pennsylvania home are facing criminal homicide charges.

Shaun Oxenreider, 25, and 27-year-old Samantha Trump were charged in Berks County with concealing the death of a child, abuse of a corpse and conspiracy.

Authorities said Harper Trump’s body was found March 20 in a trash bag in a plastic container filled with cat litter at the Springfield Township complex during a welfare check at the couple’s home. 

Shaun Oxenreider (left), 25, and 27-year-old Samantha Trump (right), were charged with concealing the death of a child and abuse of a corpse after six-month-old, Harper Trump, was found dead in a crawl space

Authorities said Harper Trump’s body was found March 20 in a trash bag in a plastic container filled with cat litter at the Springfield Township complex during a welfare check at the couple’s home. Police work the scene of the crime 

Police had received a tip from people who knew the couple’s baby had died.

When authorities went to the couple’s home in March, they initially refused to allow police inside, according to PennLive. 

But while they were talking Trump suddenly collapsed and went into convulsions

Oxenreider reportedly told police he had two urns containing the ashes of the baby. 

Authorities said neither contained human remains.

When the officers were finally allowed to search the premises, they found the dead baby in the crawl space. 

An autopsy revealed that Harper died around January 1 from blunt-force head trauma. The baby girl also suffered from rib fractures and a broken right arm. Police work the scene of the heinous crime 

An autopsy revealed that Harper died around January 1 from blunt-force head trauma.

The baby girl also suffered from rib fractures and a broken right arm.

Court records show that the defendants remain in prison in lieu of $250,000 bail each. 

Trump was the primary caretaker of the baby, and Oxenreider shared in her care on his days and nights off from work.  

News Source DailyMailsNews

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