A Centreville woman accused of tossing her newborn baby from a second-floor window was captured Wednesday in Mississippi.
In early June, St. Clair County prosecutors charged the woman, 25-year-old Ciara A. Jackson, with first-degree murder and concealment of a homicidal death.
Deputy U.S. Marshal Tom Woods said investigators discovered Jackson had contacts in Jackson, Miss., and New Orleans.
The local marshals called the marshals in those cities and the search for Jackson began.
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On Wednesday, the search efforts bore fruit.
“We got her,” Woods said.
Marshals took Jackson into custody at a home in Jackson, Miss., and she was later transferred to the Hinds County (Miss.) Jail awaiting extradition back to Belleville to face murder charges.
Authorities say Jackson’s child, a 3-pound, 6-ounce boy, was delivered into a toilet bowl on Sept. 28, 2013, at an East St. Louis home where Jackson sometimes stayed. Police say she wrapped the infant in a green and white towel and threw the baby out a second-floor window.
The charges state that Jackson knowingly allowed Baby Boy Jackson to remain submerged with his face under water in the toilet.
The final autopsy findings were that the baby was delivered into a toilet and drowned. His lungs never filled with air. Cocaine was found in his blood and liver.