Mother charged with murder in Liverpool dead baby case

Two days before the mother's arrest, Liverpool Police named the baby Isabella Marie, and said they were planning a funeral service for the victim. DeJaynes indicated no interest in the funeral plans, Becker said.

When asked if the mother expressed any remorse about the disposal of the infant, Becker said, "No, she did not."

Officers' door-to-door canvassing and online tips from the public led detectives to DeJaynes early last week, Becker said. When initially interviewed by detectives, DeJaynes denied involvement in the incident, Becker said, but after several interrogations over three days, she admitted she had given birth to the baby.

She and her boyfriend, 23-year-old Zach Prouty, had reportedly been visiting friends who live at the 60-unit Pearl Street Apartments. Prouty's father, Greg Prouty of Baldwinsville, told a reporter that he believes his son knew nothing about the abandoned infant. Regarding the child's paternity, the elder Prouty maintained that his son had been dating DeJaynes for no more than seven months.

"She's the mother of the child," Becker said at Friday's press conference, "I'm not going to comment on who actually placed the child into the dumpster."

Zach Prouty was arrested on a bench warrant on Jan. 11, the first day police interviewed DeJaynes. He's being held without bail on charges of possession of a hypodermic instrument and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, charges originally brought by Syracuse police.

Trunfio revealed Saturday that DeJaynes is the also mother of a 5-year-old child now in the custody of a grandmother. DeJaynes' mother has been identified as Tessa Bona-Blewett of Clay.

Also speaking at Friday's press conference at the Liverpool Village Hall were District Attorney Bill Fitzpatrick and Sheriff Kevin Walsh.

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