Tullahoma woman charged over baby body in a storage unit

TULLAHOMA, Tenn. (AP) – Officials say a Tennessee woman has been charged after the discovery of a newborn baby’s remains in a storage unit rented 27 years ago.

The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports a Coffee County grand jury indicted 62-year-old Melissa Sims McCann of Tullahoma last week on charges of abuse of a corpse and disposal of a corpse in violation of the law.

Prosecutor Craig Northcott says the charges stem from a report to police of remains found in a storage unit that had been auctioned.

Northcott says the unit allegedly had been rented by McCann since March 1994.

Court officials say McCann doesn’t yet have an attorney.

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