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UPDATE: Woman arrested in connection to death of baby now in jail

31-year-old Megan Cawley was hospitalized while under police custody
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Published: Dec. 1, 2021 at 4:23 PM CST
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Midland, Texas (KOSA) - According to Midland Police Department, a woman is now behind bars on a capital murder charge after giving birth to a baby at her home that was later found dead.

MPD says they were called out Tuesday to Midland Memorial Hospital.

After an investigation, police found that Megan Cawley had given birth on Nov. 27 but did not have the baby with her at the hospital.

Detectives went to a home where they found the baby’s body in the trunk of a car.

Cawley was arrested and charged with capital murder Wednesday.

Cawley is now in the Midland County Jail.

MPD says the investigation is still ongoing.

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