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Mom of baby found in backyard out of jail

April 10, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
A mother who was arrested after the body of her baby girl was found in Santa Ana is free again.Twenty-year-old Michelle Pedroza was released from a Nevada jail on Wednesday. She had reportedly moved to Nevada a few weeks before the baby was found.

Relatives and neighbors said Pedroza had lived in a rear house near where the body was found last month. Officials say an autopsy was inconclusive, and authorities could not hold Pedroza any longer without filing charges.

Orange County officials say they need Pedroza's DNA for further tests.


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