An Army specialist accused of leaving her newborn baby to die in an Alaska park has been indicted for second degree murder.
According to the Anchorage Police Department, the body of a baby girl was found wrapped in a towel in Turner Park on October 15.
On the same day, paramedics were called to a residence in Eagle River to treat a woman with “possible injuries consistent with those of someone who might have given birth,” a police press release stated.
The woman was identified as Ashley Ard, 24, a specialist from Portsmouth, Virginia who reported to U.S. Army Alaska in late September. Police believe Ard gave birth in her home, then left the residence with the newborn