Plea on concealing newborn’s body in snowbank delayed
Crown says police investigation of Christine Wood in 'Baby Taylor' case is ongoing
A New Brunswick woman, charged with concealing the body of a newborn in a snowbank on a remote logging road near Monteagle four years ago, has still not entered a plea.
Christine Margaret Wood, 30, of Riverview, was expected to enter a plea in the so-called Baby Taylor case on Tuesday in Moncton provincial court.
But the matter was adjourned until Oct. 22, because the Crown prosecutor says the police investigation is ongoing.
RCMP allege Wood disposed of the dead body of her child with the intent to conceal the fact that she had given birth to him.
The boy's body was discovered on Taylor Road on April 4, 2009 by four people who were riding all-terrain vehicles.
The baby, legally known as Baby Boy Doe, became known as Baby Taylor based on the name of the road where his body was found.
RCMP renewed their effort to identify the baby in March.
Police said they were led to Wood through information received over the course of the investigation.
Wood, who is not in custody, did not appear in court on Tuesday. Her defence lawyer appeared on her behalf.
She was arrested in Hillsborough on May 17 and was granted bail four days later, on the conditions she keep the peace and alert authorities if she changed her address.
Hundreds of people attended a funeral service the community held for Baby Taylor and six RCMP officers carried the small casket to the grave. A local business donated a headstone.