Teen Put 8 Month Old Baby in Bag Then Left Her in Bushes for 3 Days

13 WHAM - "A teenage girl from Pennsylvania is facing attempted murder charges after police say she abandoned a baby in a garbage bag behind a house in Elmira.

Harriette Hoyt, 17, of Sayre, Pennsylvania, is accused of leaving her daughter in a plastic bag for at least three days.

According to court documents, on August 5, Hoyt put the eight-month-old baby into a plastic bag, set her down near some bushes in the back yard of a home on Walnut Street, and left the baby alone for three days without telling anyone.

Documents also claim Hoyt did not attempt to check on the child and did not contact anyone else about her life or safety.

The baby was transferred to Strong Memorial Hospital in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and is in stable condition.

Hoyt was arraigned Wednesday and had bail set at $250,000 cash or $500,000 bond. She has been remanded to the Chemung County Jail.

A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for August 14 at 1 p.m.

Police ask anyone with information to call 607-737-5626 or the Elmira Police tip line at 607-271-HALT."

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